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FY 2008 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $198,838)

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.

With the highest driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest rates within the five boroughs of New York City, the Queens DWI Court (QDWI), through the New York State Unified Court System, will direct fiscal year 2008 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds toward increasing linkages with new treatment programs in the community, increasing the number of participants entering the QDWI, and creating equal intensive supervision of all participants by using Breathalyzer and Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors. In order to accomplish project goals, a dedicated resource coordinator will be hired, specialized monitoring units for participant compliance will be purchased, staff will be trained, and an outcome evaluation will be completed. This outcome evaluation will summarize the intake characteristics of program participants, to include: demographics; education and employment history; criminality; drug use and prior treatment history; and living situations in order to measure the degree to which participants are achieving intended outcomes for the duration of the grant.


Date Created: July 30, 2008