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Glenn County Drug Court Enhancement Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $62,185)

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 Glenn County Health Services Agency will use the single jurisdiction drug court enhancement grant to address the needs of drug court clients assessed with substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental illness, provide specialized training on methamphetamine addiction and co-occurring disorders, and pay for training costs for the drug court team to attend training.

A licensed therapist who will address co-occurring disorders and is trained in addiction treatment will provide additional services to clients to increase the likelihood of successful rehabilitation.

Instead of travelling far distances for trainings on methamphetamine addiction and co-occurring disorders of mental illness, these grant funds will allow the Glenn County Health Services Agency to bring in a professional trainer and hold a training in one of the rural counties in Northern California. By bringing in an expert in the field of methamphetamine addiction and co-occurring mental illness, and scheduling the training to accommodate those drug court teams driving in from out of the area, this proposed enhancement will develop a training program to educate justice professionals, treatment providers and others about the drug court philosophy, and will allow the Glenn County Drug Court team to host a training for other teams from the northern part of the state.

Due to financial restraints, the Glenn County Drug Court team has not attended a Bureau of Justice Assistance training or any national or state drug court conference in over five years. These enhancement funds will allow the Glenn County Health Services Agency to send the Drug Court team to at least two Bureau of Justice Assistance trainings and/or other Drug Court trainings.

The Glenn County Adult Drug Court was created in 1998, and is a five-phase program for non-violent offenders, with intensive supervision and treatment, regular court appearances on a designated court docket, random drug testing, attendance at self-help meetings, incentives and sanctions, and case management by team members. This enhancement award will help provide otherwise unavailable resources for this program.


Date Created: August 3, 2008