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Nevada Substance Abuse Counselor Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $250,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) will use the Fiscal Year 2009 funds for a substance abuse counselor program in coordination with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation. The goal of the program is to reduce the non-compliance issues and criminal activity of offenders on community supervision within the state. The program will be offered to offenders who have controlled substance issues and cannot afford counseling through their own resources. The offenders will attend a twelve week program of counseling based on their individual needs. The Division will monitor the offenders in the program for compliance with the rules and conditions of community supervision as imposed by the sentencing court.


Date Created: September 28, 2009