Kentucky is among the top 10 states with the highest prescribing rates and faces an opioid related death rate that is nearly double the national average. (https://www.drugabuse.gov/opioid-summaries-by-state/kentucky-opioid-summary).
In short, alcohol, drug, and opioid abuse has created a crisis in the state of Kentucky, changing the nature of our families and our society. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is here to help through the Kentucky Kids Rise project.
The Kids Rise Project connects child victims of drug and alcohol abuse with legal advocates that can remove barriers to their stability. The Kids Rise Project focuses special effort on supporting children of the drug abuse crisis wherever they are found, regardless of whether they are being cared for by a natural parent, a relative caregiver, or fictive kin.
Kids Rise Staff are available to provide trauma informed, holistic legal services to families who qualify, and accompanying case management services to ensure that the gains made through the legal services provided endure beyond the closing of the case.
Contact the Kentucky Kids Rise team by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Kentucky Kids Rise Brochure.