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Tazewell County Drug Treatment Court

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.

Cumberland Mountain Community Services will use the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Single Jurisdiction Drug Court Enhancement grant to enhance Tazewell County's Drug Treatment Court (TCDTC). Tazewell County has experienced an opiate epidemic over the last nine years that has resulted in escalating crime and prescription drug overdose death rates.

TCDTC provides intensive outpatient services, detoxification, alcohol/drug education, medication, and self-help services for non-violent drug addicted offenders. TCDTC will use award funds to increase substance abuse treatment slots, develop dedicated case management services, and add a residential component to the program. The average age of TCDTC participants is between eighteen to twenty-five years old. This population of non-violent drug addicted offenders will greatly benefit from case management services provided by the program such as educational/vocational skills, housing, transportation, child care, and dental and medical care.

TCDTC will conduct a thorough process evaluation incorporating qualitative and quantitative data. The TCDTC is currently utilizing Virginia's Statewide Drug Court MIS to capture critical data elements for process evaluation. TCDTC will identify and expand current process measures to address issues such as: program admission procedures; policies for new services with timelines; service capacity; participation and completion rates; client compliance with court and program requirements; treatment services provided; and best practices and setbacks in reaching program goals.


Date Created: August 25, 2008