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Cumberland County DUI/Drug Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $342,792)

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 Cumberland County General Sessions Court will use the single jurisdiction drug court implementation grant to develop a new problem-solving court called the Cumberland County DUI and Drug Court. The target population are individuals who have an alcohol and or drug addiction, who are involved in the criminal justice system, and reside in Cumberland County.

Methamphetamine continues to be a rising problem in Cumberland County and is the first drug of choice, next to alcohol and marijuana. Other drugs of choice in descending order are cocaine, prescription medications, and heroin. Drugs and alcohol also play a part in arrests related to burglary and other thefts as well as domestic violence. This grant will provide a full time case manager to supervise and assist the participants through the program. Funds from this grant will be used to supplement needed treatment when clients do not have insurance and there are no other resources available to assure appropriate treatment and training, and to provide transportation to assure access to services. On-going assessments and an evaluation of progress will allow for adjustments to treatment plans as frequent as necessary to meet client's needs as they emerge. The goal of the program is to reduce substance abuse and recidivism among the offenders of Cumberland County.


Date Created: September 20, 2009