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Putnam County Adult Drug Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

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.

Putnam County will use drug court enhancement grant funds to increase the rate of graduation and reduce recidivism by increasing the quality and quantity of service and treatment alternatives available to Putnam County Adult Drug Treatment Court (PCADTC) participants. The project will forcus particularly on those with dual diagnosis, mental health issues, or other complicating circumstances. Funds will be used to hire a Treatment Coordinator who will participate on the PCADTC treatment team, catalogue the various treatment facilities and providers in the Upper Cumberlands and surrounding areas, conduct treatment site inspections and treatment provider interviews, increase the skills of the treatment and drug court staff through appropriate training, recommend individualized treatment programs for PCADTC participants, and establish an evaluation system. The Treatment Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the PCADTC in developing and conducting a process and outcome evaluation of the current treatment programs and enhancement. The project's objective is to develop a tool that will identify and collect data from each of the possible data centers among the participating agencies, increasing the ability to monitor the progress of individuals and the overall program. Funds will also be used to hire a part-time Administrative Assistant who will concentrate on data collection, data evaluation, data collation, and data reporting associated with the evaluation system.


Date Created: September 22, 2009