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Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Adult Substance Abuse Court- Enhancement Proposal

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $168,831)

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 Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council will use the grant funds to support the Tribal Adult Substance Abuse Court (TSAC). Specifically, the tribe will use drug court discretionary grant enhancement funds to provide additional services to drug court participants. In order to increase a client's likelihood of successful rehabilitation, TSAC will provide more services to the participants of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes. This effort is to reduce the risk of relapse in the early phases of the program because clients addicted to alcohol and methamphetamine are more likely to relapse and abscond. The goals of the enhancement are to decrease relapse behavior during phase I of the program; facilitate three additional peer groups on weekends, including Native American-based continuing care groups; and provide a 12-step medicine wheel program.


Date Created: September 5, 2007