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 County of El Dorado will use the drug court enhancement grant to enhance the current operation of the DUI Treatment Court. The DUI Treatment Court focuses on offenders with either two DUI convictions within a five year period or with three or more convictions within their lifetime. These funds will provide funding to increase participant access to longer stays in treatment, implement a comprehensive program evaluation to more accurately track program outcomes, increase supervision and monitoring, and provide increased access to sober living for participants.
The County of El Dorado will procure treatment services for approximately 40-50 program participants over the course of the 24-month grant term; dedicate salary costs for one .25 FTE Probation Officer for supervision and court monitoring of DUI Court program clients; provide funding for UA drug testing and SCRAM monitoring program of DUI Court program clients.