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King County Drug Court Mental Health Counseling Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $198,000)

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 King County Drug Diversion Court will use drug court enhancement funds to enhance available resources and treatment services to drug court participants. The objective is to contract with local universities to provide mental health counseling services to drug court participants. With the assistance of an enhancement grant, King County will contract counseling services from qualified masters and doctoral level students for effective counseling and treatment services.


Date Created: September 17, 2009