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Hancock County Drug Court

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $289,134)

PROJECT ABSTRACTHANCOCK COUNTY DRUG COURT  This proposal is for Category 2: Enhancement This proposal is not seeking priority consideration. The Hancock County Drug Court is a post-adjudication court The Hancock County Drug Court is an Adult Drug Court. The Hancock County Drug Court is requesting Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program federal funding in the amount of $289,133.75 to enhance the drug court program. The current maximum participant capacity per year of the Hancock County Drug Court is 50 and with the proposed enhancements the capacity will be 75.  The minimum length of the program is 2 years, the maximum is 3 years, and the average length of participation is 2 years. The target population for the Hancock County Drug Court is high risk/high need, adult (18 years old and older), and all felony offenses of Operating While Intoxicated, Controlled Substance offenses, Theft, Residential Entry, Fraud, Forgery, Financial Crimes, Auto Theft and Burglary.  Each participant admitted into the drug court will have access to MAT through the treatment providers. The Hancock County Drug Court works closely with the jail to ensure that offenders who indicate Opioid addiction will receive the Vivitrol shot prior to being released to the drug court.  In addition, referrals to substance abuse treatment facilities are also sent prior to jail release so treatment will begin immediately. The NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards that will be followed are found at Attachment #14, page 1 of 5 – Standard 1, Standard 2, Standard 3, Standard 5, Standard 6, Standard 8, Standard 9, Standard 10. The Hancock County Drug Court is not leveraging any other federal sources to support the program. The Hancock County Drug Court has an active drug court grant with the OJP, 2019 ADC Discretionary Grant in which funding will end on September 30, 2022.

Date Created: September 28, 2022