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Expansion and Implementation of Palm Beach County Drug Court''s Co-occurring Track

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach County
Congressional District
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 Palm Beach County Adult Drug Court will use fiscal year 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds to enhance their Adult Drug Court through the provision of co-occurring mental health and substance abuse treatment services and specialized training for the drug court team to enable them to effectively deal with these issues. The program's goal is to provide access to integrated substance abuse and mental health treatment services to 50 drug court participants with co-occurring disorders. This will increase the likelihood that the participants will enter and complete drug court at a higher rate than those only provided substance abuse treatment. The proposed enhancement embodies the 10 Key Components of Drug Court, is culturally competent, and has measurable goals and objectives.


Date Created: July 9, 2009