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A $1 million federal grant will assist the Erie County's jail management division to fund re-entry services for inmates who have been identified with substance addiction or diagnosed with mental health disorders, Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced Thursday. The grant, awarded through the U.S. Justice Department's Second Chance Act program, will fund the program for fou…

Erie County is in line to receive $300,000 from the U.S. Justice Department, as part of a $58.8 million federal appropriation to strengthen drug court programs and address the opioid epidemic nationwide, officials said Friday. “Hopefully, this significant funding from the Department of Justice will further assist our federal, state, and local partners in our combined an…