MSU awarded $2M grant for juvenile justice project

8TB6_MSU_primary_logoThe Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University has received a $2 million research grant to study ways to provide juveniles in the state with substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs.

The study will be conducted at 12 sites in Mississippi.

Mississippi State is one of six universities and a health systems provider receiving grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the Juvenile Justice-Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System.

MSU officials say in a news release that the project has the potential to advance implementation science and to positively impact juvenile justice involved youth.