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Orange County Drug Court Enhancement Grant

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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

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 Orange County Adult Drug Court (OCADC) enhancement grant will provide additional services for drug court clients including linkages for: transportation services; employment and vocational training/counseling; medical/dental services; and additional training opportunities for the drug court program team. In addition, program evaluation services will be conducted by an independent investigator to determine the impact of the enhanced services on the target population. The purpose of the OCADC is to actively intervene and break the cycle of substance abuse and crime. The project goals will result in a reduction of the program's waiting list as well as provide greatly needed mental health services. The program's goals include: (1) Reduce recidivism, substance use and co-occurring symptoms among the target population; and (2) to increase the participants' likelihood for successful rehabilitation through early, continuous, and intensive judicially supervised treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders, random drug testing, the use of graduated sanctions, rehabilitation services, and service linkages that are deemed appropriate.


Date Created: July 9, 2009