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FY 2008 Drug Court Grant Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $177,906)

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 Lackawanna Drug Treatment Court, through the New York State Unified Court System, will utilize fiscal year 2008 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds to provide additional intensive treatment, which includes access to mental health services and the tracking of mental health treatment progress, to participants with a co-occurring disorder (COD). Targeted participants are those that have previously demonstrated an inability to maintain linkage and participation in mental health or other treatment services. A case management team, that includes a new grant-funded case technician, will implement the integrated mental health and substance abuse approach, with screening and assessments that examine both CODs, education regarding mental and substance use disorders, medication monitoring and drug testing, flexible application of graduated sanctions to accommodate effects of mental disorders, and continuing consultation with community mental health and substance abuse treatment providers. Standards and protocols for the program will also be developed. It is anticipated that 40 to 60-participants will receive the combined services during each year of the two-year project.


Date Created: August 24, 2008