Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $198,475)
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.
Modoc Superior Court will use drug court enhancement grant funds to increase the rate of graduation and reduce recidivism by increasing the quality and quantity of service to Modoc County Adult Drug Treatment Court (ADTC) participants, particularly those with dual diagnosis or mental health issues. Funds will be used to provide residential treatment to at least eight ADTC participants, hire a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who will participate on the ADTC treatment team, increase the skills of the treatment and drug court staff through appropriate training, and establish an evaluation process. An independent evaluator will be responsible for assisting the ADTC in developing and conducting a process and outcome evaluation of the current program and the enhancement. The objective is to develop a tool that will identify and collect data from each of the possible data centers among the participating agencies, increasing the ability to monitor the progress of individuals and the overall program.