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Rochester Drug Treatment Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,467)

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 Rochester Drug Treatment Court (RDTC) will apply fiscal year 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funds toward a felony DWI track. Through this effort, RDTC will support the salary of a resource coordinator and purchase remote alcohol monitors for program participants. Because punishment unaccompanied by treatment and accountability is an ineffective deterrent for repeat DWI offenders, the felony DWI track will hold offenders at the highest level of accountability, while ensuring long-term, intensive treatment and compliance monitoring are provided. The coordinator will be responsible for screening cases for admission to the track and monitoring as participants move through the program, to include referral to education/vocation services, linkages to services and support, and the acquisition of suitable housing and transportation. The target population are men and women at least sixteen years old who have committed a non-violent felony DWI. All participants must have an alcohol dependence diagnosis, and must also be a post-sentence, felony violation of probation, DWI offender. Comprehensive service plans that include a chemical dependency evaluation and treatment recommendation will be developed for each participant.


Date Created: July 9, 2009