Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,990)
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 Charlotte County Adult Drug Court will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds to enhance their existing drug court. The program's mission is to reduce drug abuse, crime, unwanted consequences, and forge continuing partnerships with the court, treatment providers, social service agencies, law enforcement and concerned community organizations. The goals of the project are to increase resources including enhancing a court coordinator position and part-time treatment professional, initiating compliance rewards, and developing and conducting a drug court evaluation. The program's objectives will be to decrease the days between arrest and admission to drug court treatment to fourteen days, and increase the drug court capacity from fifteen participants to a minimum of twenty-two participants.