Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $199,920)
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.
Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission, in partnership with NPC Research and the Oregon Judicial Department, will use grant funds to augment its current statewide evaluation system by conducting a detailed cost-benefit analysis of Oregon drug courts. Building on existing investments in drug court implementation and evaluation, the proposed project will enable Oregon to conduct a detailed statewide cost evaluation that includes information about agency-specific cost-benefits and the cost-benefits of specific drug court practices.