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Uintah County Drug Court Enhancement Grant

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

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.

Uintah County will use its Congressionally Selected Award for enhancing the Uintah County Drug Court in three areas. Uintah County will address the problem with getting timely results on drug tests, will add programming that will treat the disease of addiction as a family disease, and will provide programming to drug court participants who are in jail due to sanctions.

To address the delay in receiving test results, the Uintah County Drug Court will pay the salary and fringe benefits for a full-time testing technician. The testing technician will also undergo training.

The Uintah County Drug Court will also produce a variety of videos and other interactive material regarding their drug court program. Materials will be separately targeted towards new participants, participants who are in jail based on sanctions, and family members of participants. A variety of brochures will also be purchased that will teach participants skills, discuss feelings and self-worth, and provide self-help and journals to participants. New participants will also receive an orientation packet.


Date Created: September 20, 2009