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Montana Seventh Judicial District Adult Treatment Court

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Lewis and Clark
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $299,539)

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 Montana Supreme Court will use the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Single Jurisdiction Drug Court Implementation grant to fund the Montana 7th Judicial District Adult Treatment Court(ATC).

The Montana 7th Judicial District is comprised of five counties in frontier northeastern Montana. The 7th Judicial District had a population of 21,846 in 2006. During the year, there were 2,895 crimes reported with 15% or more being directly related to drug or alcohol crimes. The ATC will use the implementation grant to develop and implement post-dispositional services through a judicially-led team-based treatment court for non-violent adult offenders between the ages of 18 to 35. These offenders are charged with a second or subsequent DUI offense, or any offense involving dangerous drugs (other than sales of dangerous drugs).

The goal of the ATC is to protect society by quickly identifying and treating addicted adult non-violent drug offenders more efficiently and effectively; and improving communication and collaboration among area stakeholders to coordinate existing treatment services. ATC will assist participants in becoming sober, productive, law-abiding citizens. It will foster partnerships among criminal justice entities, substance abuse treatment providers, education officials, social services and interested community stakeholders, and construct an individual case-processing plan for participant upon entry into the program until graduation. ATC services will include intensive case management, alcohol and other drug treatment/education, referral to mental health services, family intervention, and advocacy for adults to attain and sustain employment.


Date Created: September 2, 2008