Laramie, Wy –
Wyoming's plans to focus on substance abuse problems with youth are getting solid reviews from a key federal government official. U-S Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administrator Charles Curie says the state recently received almost three million dollars to develop a three year treatment plan for children involved in the Criminal Justice System. Curie says Wyoming's focus is a good one.
Wyoming's focus includes treatment and recovery support services. Curie says their funds can be given to community based and faith based providers, something he says is new. He says their goal is to allow a wide range of options. Only 14 of 44 states were provided funding.