An initiative aimed at protecting children who are found in or near meth labs has been launched. The Missouri Juvenile Justice Association is teaming up with the University of Missouri to create the “Children in Meth Labs” program. And, it’s doing so with $250,000 in federal money obtained by Senator Kit Bond. He points out it’s going to be difficult to get hold of any more federal dollars in the future, so it could be up to the state to help financing of this project. Julie Cole Agee, Director of the Juvenile Justice Association, says that while $250,000 might not seem like a lot of money, her organization is used to doing a lot with a little. The money will be used to set up a statewide, inter-agency approach to helping these children. It will bring together the various meth-fighting methods used by various agencies which are trying to address the needs and concerns of these kids.
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Missouri Juvenile Justice Association News Release