Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,030)
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 Mobile Community Corrections Center will use the FY 2009 Drug Court Enhancement grant to provide a twelve month intensive outpatient program targeting non-violent offenders. The participants are over the age of eighteen, and have a substance abuse problem characterized by drug abuse or drug dependency. The Mobile Drug Court will focus on treatment for a growing population of methamphetamine abusers by establishing a methamphetamine track. The methamphetamine track will include early identification, training, and longer and more intensive treatment and supervision. The program's goal is to identify as many methamphetamine abusers as possible and to increase the current percentage of drug court methamphetamine participants from thirty percent to forty percent. The program's objective is to quickly identify persons who have methamphetamine addiction and offer treatment to all known offenders who are suitable for the drug court. This objective will be measured by the percentage increase in the number of new methamphetamine participants accepted into the Mobile Drug Court Program through a case management information system that tracks the number of new participants by offense charge.