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Lockport Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $186,215)

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 Lockport Treatment Court will utilize fiscal year 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funding to add home visits to its existing program, which aims to provide defendants charged with non-violent offenses that stem from drug abuse in the city of Lockport and surrounding towns with early intervention and treatment. Through the grant, the home visits will enable monitoring in an environment outside of the courtroom or counseling setting as a means of holding clients accountable for their actions, enforce regulations, and better determine rehabilitation needs. Client treatment is provided through a consortium of licensed substance abuse and mental health agencies located within Niagara and Erie Counties. Program guidelines for graduation require the minimum of a GED, participant employment, and current restitution/back payments in support of reducing criminal justice community costs. Because early detection of noncompliance is key to a person's success, the visits will allow immediate response to incidents occurring outside of treatment and the court.


Date Created: July 9, 2009