Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $349,828)
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 Yurok Tribe will use the Drug Court Implementation grant to start a tribal drug court to address the growing threat posed by methamphetamine and other drugs. The court will provide a path to healing for non-violent offenders affected by drug use through intensive substance abuse treatment, frequent drug testing, community support, and judicial supervision.