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Noble County Drug Court Enhancement Grant Proposal

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $165,185)

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 Noble County Drug Court will use the single jurisdiction drug court implementation grant to expand their drug court program by hiring an additional, full-time probation officer and a part-time public defender; to enhance personnel training; and to improve their computer information management system. The additional probation officer will allow at least another 40 participants to participate in the program. The part-time public defender will attend all drug court staff meetings and court hearings. By attending the court hearings, the public defender will be able to protect the due process rights of the participants, thereby preserving the non-adversarial nature of the drug court model. Enhancing personnel training will include the drug court team members attending the National Drug Court Conference and the state drug court conference, as well as the probation officers attending the state alcohol and drug program conference. Noble County Drug Court intends to improve their computer information management system by updating the software to enhance the data collection capabilities in order to track program improvement and increase the efficiency of offender supervision. The improved software will help drug court officers to become better equipped and able to provide the intense supervision needed for an effective program.


Date Created: September 4, 2008