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.
Pinellas County, in collaboration with the Sixth Judicial Circuit and Pasco County, will use enhancement funds to acquire an automated, web-enabled case management system that will allow for the efficient collection of data necessary to monitor daily drug court activities, evaluate the quality of services provided, assess the effectiveness of drug court design features, and provide a reliable means to evaluate key drug court outcomes.