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Enhancement of the Second Chance Women's Re-entry Court Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $200,000)

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 County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Alcohol and Drug Program Administration will utilize Category II Enhancement Grant funding to expand outpatient services for the Second Chance Women's Re-Entry Court Program, with the goal of reinforcing reintegration success for up to 25 methamphetamine addicted women. The women-focused treatment plans are comprised of four phases: 1) stabilization, orientation, and assessment; 2) intensive treatment; 3) transition; and 4) enhancement services. Participation is voluntary, and includes a minimum of six months upon the recommendations of the parole agent, case manager, or superior court. To participate, women must be: legal residents of the county; paroled from a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation institution under jurisdiction of the superior court; facing a new, non-violent, non-serious felony charge; concurrently on parole and probation; or on felony probation with a high risk of being sentenced to state prison. Incentives for progression through treatment include token rewards and public praise from the Judge in the courtroom. Participants who are facing a charge prior to their treatment may also have the charge dropped by the judge. A graduation ceremony is also conducted.


Date Created: August 19, 2008