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Racine County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
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.

Racine County will use FY 2009 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funding to expand the capacity and services of its Alcohol and Drug Treatment Court (ADTC) to as many as 70 individuals during the two year grant period. The ADTC, which encompasses 12 to 18 months of court mandated treatment is divided into three phases, each with its own requirements. Target populations include individuals aged 17 and older who have been convicted of certain alcohol and or/drug-related offenses. Referrals are made by the arresting agency, the District Attorney, offenders' family members, a current treatment provider, or circuit court judges and once referred, a licensed mental health and addiction specialist will conduct an assessment to determine treatment needs, appropriate treatment options, and likelihood of successful completion of the program. Random drug and alcohol testing is conducted at least three times per week during the first phase of the program with frequency decreasing through latter phases. Through the grant, services that include treatment compliance, collateral contacts, and compliance with self-help participation will be provided to additional participants through the support of contractual staff salaries. Training programs aimed at educating justice professionals, treatment providers, and program stakeholders, in addition to an outcome evaluation of program operations will also be funded.


Date Created: July 27, 2009