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Chippewa Cree Tribe Healing to Wellness Adult Drug Court Project

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $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 Chippewa Cree Tribal Courts will use Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Drug Court Program funds to implement an Adult Healing to Wellness Drug Court. The Adult Hearing to Wellness Drug Court will reduce recidivism and substance abuse among adult non-violent offenders by providing early, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment, mandatory drug testing, community supervision, strict sanctions, and culturally appropriate rehabilitation services.

The Chippewa Cree Tribal Wellness Courts respond to substance abuse cases that are unique to the tribal community. The Adult Healing to Wellness Drug Court will afford the tribe an opportunity to address the specific substance abuse issues reflected in the adult offender population, while creating a higher level of accountability.


Date Created: September 4, 2008