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Fallon Tribal Adult Drug Court Project

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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 Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe will use the Fiscal Year 2008 Single Jurisdiction Drug Court grant to implement an adult drug court program, entitled "No Yoona Te Besha Yoo Kwuna." - "The Healing Court'. The program will provide services to non-violent Native American adults who reside on the Tribe's Reservation and Colony. The Tribe is focusing on adults who have committed non-violent drug offenses and are lacking adequate supervision and access to support programs. The tribal court has seen a steady increase in the number of drug and drug-related (non-violent) offenses being committed by adults on the reservation. By addressing the adult offenders of drug offenses, the Tribe seeks to prevent an on-going problem of drug abuse spreading from one generation to the next.


Date Created: September 2, 2008