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Washington County Drug Treatment Court Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

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.

Washington County, through the County Department of Health and Human Services, will provide services at the Washington County Drug Treatment Court Program for women with children involved in the criminal justice and child welfare system. The drug court operates as a post-plea/post conviction type of court. These funds will be used to contract with providers to continue to provide supportive and wraparound services to drug court participants. These funds will also be used to provide rental subsidies to drug court participants who need drug-free stable housing to participate in the treatment program.


Date Created: September 20, 2009