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Drug Court Enhancement Grant

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 Monterey County Department of Health will use the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Single Jurisdiction Drug Court Enhancement grant to fund the Monterey County Drug Treatment Court (DTC) program. Monterey County is home to 455,000 residents and is largely rural in composition. There are approximately 49,200 farm jobs or 27% of all employment in the County. This is especially significant due to the large percentage of Latino farm laborers working and residing in the County. The DTC client composition is 52% Latino, 32% White, 9% African-American, 2% Filipino, and 5% other. Males make up 77% of the clients and females 23%. The DTC program will use grant funds to target the special needs of Latino and non-English speaking methamphetamine users through the provision of language and culturally appropriate services. The DTC will create a plan to reintegrate Latino and Spanish-speaking program participants into society, provide short term Sober Living Environment (either pre- or post-residential treatment) for DTC IV diagnosis of amphetamine abuse or dependence where methamphetamine is the drug of choice, and identify a current vendor with the expertise and resources to provide intensive outpatient treatment for DTC Latino and Spanish-speaking program participants.


Date Created: September 1, 2008