Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $350,000)
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 Fifth Judicial District will use Drug Court Discretionary Grant Funds to implement a multi-county adult drug court for approximately 65 clients. This effort will combine the county's multiple pilot projects into one existing drug court to combat the growing methamphetamine problem. As a result of this collaboration, 70 percent of the population in the district will now have access to drug treatment in much needed rural areas.