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Judicial District 29A Drug Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $271,843)

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 North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) will utilize Fiscal Year 2008 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funds to support efforts of Judicial District 29A's Drug Court. The district, which encompasses Rutherford and McDowell counties, is often referred to as the 'meth capital' of the state, with 85-percent of all crimes in the area being drug-related. The court's goal is to use a non-adversarial approach and judicially-mandated system of treatment and supervision to promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights, reducing alcohol and drug dependency, increasing personal and social accountability, lower criminal activity, and reduce recidivism and prison admissions. Through the grant, AOC will use funding to support the salaries of a supervisory Drug Treatment Court (DTC) coordinator and a DTC case coordinator in order to accommodate increased case loads. Each coordinator will be responsible for tracking participants' treatment, sobriety, and lifestyle goals in addition to developing partnerships with public, private and faith-based entities to deliver the comprehensive treatment.


Date Created: August 19, 2008