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FY 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $349,639)

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 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) will use Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funds to establish an adult drug court to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The mission of the drug court will be to implement a collaborative partnership among the community and service providers to provide participants who face substance abuse challenges a holistic balance of cultural values and teachings. Program goals include reducing the likelihood of future substance use and recidivism for 25 non violent adult substance-abusing offenders by the end of the 36-month project period. Communication with the Michigan State court will be established, and the process for the transfer of cases to the LTBB adult drug court will be initiated. Additionally, training for the drug court team, to include a site visit to an operational tribal adult drug court, will be conducted to increase knowledge and understanding of drug court issues and operations.


Date Created: September 21, 2009