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.
The Hocking County Municipal Drug Court (HCMDC) will use 2009 Drug Court Enhancement grant funds to provide non-violent offenders with drug and substance abuse services. The program is designed to assist pre and post adjudication cases. They will incorporate the ten key components of the Federal Drug Court Model, utilizing evidence-based practices. This four-phase, twelve-month program incorporates a twenty-four week aftercare phase upon completion of the first four phases. The program utilizes various forms of incentives and sanctions to re-enforce success and compliance. HCMDC uses a screening process to identify all adults with substance abuse issues and ensure that appropriate offenders are placed into the program as soon as possible. The primary goal is to reduce alcohol and drug related crimes and addictions, rehabilitate and provide additional substance abuse training and programs to promote long term recovery in program participants.