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Rock County Drug Court Enhancement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,106)

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 Rock County Drug Court will use the drug court enhancement grant to accomplish three goals of providing residential drug treatment services for offenders requiring more intensive treatment; providing mental health treatment services for offenders with co-occurring mental illnesses; and affording opportunities for the team to participate in comprehensive training in the drug court model. The program will have an expected daily maximum of sixy participants with the caseload size per agent limited to fifteen cases in order to ensure intensive case management. Of four treatment staff, one is bilingual to work with the county's growing Hispanic population.

Over the twenty-four months of funding, outcomes and impacts will be evaluated identifying successes and barriers for each goal area. Participant outcomes will be assessed using multiple data sources. Results and impact will be measured through observation, fiscal reporting, programmatic reporting, and service data. Data will be collected and analyzed by the county's criminal justice system planner/analyst in collaboration with an independent evaluator to provide quarterly reports to BJA, the drug court team, and the CJCC. Participant satisfaction will be measured with client feedback, providing a comprehensive picture of participant perceptions on access to and appropriateness of care, outcomes, and overall satisfaction. This data will be tracked in a database, along with arrest and release data provided by local law enforcement and Wisconsin Circuit Court access records. Specifically, the project will increase the program retention rate to seventy-eight percent, decrease participant criminal convictions of project participants while in the program, decrease the number of participants testing positive for drugs and alcohol while in the program, increase the number of training opportunities and team members receiving formal training, and provide a hundred percent of participants in need of mental health services with these services.


Date Created: July 9, 2009