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Yolo County Adult Felony Probation Drug Court Enhancement

Award Information

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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.

Yolo County will use the drug court enhancement grant to address the needs of individuals addicted to methamphetamine and individuals with co-occurring disorders, as well as expand the Felony Probation Drug Court (FPDC) program to serve more participants. Specifically, funds will be used to add a full-time Deputy Probation Officer (DPO) to the drug court program to provide more intensive supervision and monitoring for all FPDC participants, particularly for those with co-occurring mental health disorders. The DPO will serve as primary case manager for individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and for individuals with any special conditions of probation, and caseload permitting, other FPDC participants. Funding will also be used to increase treatment for an additional seven participants with co-occurring mental health disorders. Enhanced residential treatment will be funded at Cache Creek Lodge and Walter's House, both of which have experience working with FPDC clients. The overall goals of this enhancement is to have individuals avoid a prison sentence, be alcohol and drug free, employed in a training program, and live productive lives within the community.


Date Created: July 9, 2009