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 Los Angeles County Co-Occuring Disorders Court (CODC) will use drug court enhancement grant funds to support the Project Employ program. This program will integrate an employment program into the existing CODC in order to improve participant outcomes and reduce recidivism. The proposed enhancement will allow the court to provide greater access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, and other related treatment services.