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Lewis County Adult Drug Court Enhancement Grant Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $188,599)

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 Lewis County Adult Drug Court will use Fiscal Year 2009 Adult Drug Program funding to continue court operations with a full time coordinator and employ a program director to collect and process information to assist with improving the services provided by the drug court. The court will fund the employment of a tracker and purchase drug testing supplies to ensure the participants are succeeding. Through funding from this grant, the Lewis County Drug Court and White Oak Counseling will restore counseling services, and increase and enhance the quality of counseling. The Lewis County Drug Court is an eighteen-month program with a capacity of fifteen clients. The daily average number of clients is twelve persons with a seventy percent retention rate. The goals of the drug court are to reduce and prevent drug abuse, increase dual recovery in co-occurring disorders, increase developmentally appropriate parenting practices, and promote public safety. Another goal of the project is to improve service coordination for substance involved individuals in the criminal justice system and to implement evidence-based practices that address service delivery needs. The treatment received by clients in the drug court seeks to significantly reduce or eliminate substance abuse and other problem behavior, and to improve overall family functioning.


Date Created: July 9, 2009