Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,000,000)
The OJJDP FY 2019 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative(OAYI)will fund sites to develop a data-driven coordinated response to identify and address challenges resulting from opioid abuse that are impacting youth and community safety. The OAYI will support states, units of local government, and/or tribal governments to (1) develop a multidisciplinary task force with working groups to identify specific areas of concern; (2) collect and interpret data that will assist the task force in developing strategies and programming that will be used to better coordinate response efforts and resources; and (3) implement services that will address public safety concerns, intervention, prevention, and diversion services for children, youth, and families directly impacted by opioid abuse.
The Michigan Department of State Police (MSP) will use funding to address the issue of caregiver opioid and other substance abuse that impacts youth and families in Michigan. The MSPs main goal is to reduce the harm experienced by youth and communities caused by caregiver opioid and other substance abuse. The first objective is to implement a statewide data collection system to improve data sharing among state and local agencies. The second objective is to establish the statewide Michigan Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Task Force. The third objective is to develop local-level DEC alliances across the state by using the strategic partnership between the MSP and National DEC. CA/NCF