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Vermilion County Drug Court Enhancement

Award Information

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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.

The Vermilion County Drug Court will use the Fiscal Year 2009 Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Discretionary grant funds to enhance county services. In order to enhance treatment outcomes for clients
with high intensity drug addiction (e.g., methamphetamine and cocaine) and/or co-occurring disorders, the county plans to increase intensive treatment, add additional drug monitoring, increase case management, and employ motivational interviewing techniques to the program. Their goal is to improve the screening process by establishing criteria and procedures, mental health reviews, and work towards earlier identification. Vermilion County plans to ensure effective implementation by obtaining the necessary training to establish a quality drug court.


Date Created: August 26, 2009