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San Francisco Adult Drug Court

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Francisco
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $195,104)

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 San Francisco Superior Court will use the drug court enhancement grant funds to provide short-term, transitional housing for homeless, methamphetamine-addicted participants whose housing instability interferes with the ability to continue drug treatment. San Francisco has one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. Thus, the lack of affordable, transitional or supportive housing, for this population has resulted in 33 percent of the drug court clients either homeless or marginally housed in drug-infested neighborhoods. The grant will also expand transitional housing for other homeless drug court participants whose probation status puts them at risk for serving time in prison.


Date Created: August 20, 2007