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The Umatilla County Drug Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $175,891)

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.

Umatilla County will use Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds to enhance their existing drug court. Enhancements include providing additional services to drug court clients to increase successful rehabilitation. The county will provide additional treatment in the areas of assessment, counseling, consulting, progress reports, and liaison services between physicians and the Community Mental Health Department. Grant funds will also be used to provide weekly transportation for drug court clients in rural areas. As a result of multiple enhancements, Umatilla County will show a reduced recidivism among their medium and high risk probationers.


Date Created: September 3, 2007