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Michigan Statewide Drug Court Data Management, Analysis, and Cost Evaluation System

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $188,962)

The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: Adult drug court implementation, Single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, Statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.

The Michigan Supreme Court, State Court Administrative Office, will use the grant funds to create a unified web-based drug court data collection system. This system will allow all Michigan drug court programs to: track all relevant drug court participant information for quality case management; conduct descriptive and comparative statistical analyses of participant subgroups based on data entered; and calculate the cost of Michigan's drug court programs, effects of participant outcomes, and cost-benefit ratios.

The web-based data system will be accomplished with three primary objectives. The first objective is to merge already existing web-based applications. The second objective is to develop an automated data exchange protocol to allow the electronic transfer of information from the Michigan Judicial Data Warehouse to the integrated web-based drug court application. The third objective is to train program staff to use the system to effectively track participants and manage, measure, and evaluate program performance, outcomes, and costs.


Date Created: July 30, 2007