Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $3,000,674)
The Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program) will help communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provide for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. This competitive grant announcement focuses on initiatives in eight areas: 1) preventing and reducing violent crime through community-based data-driven approaches; 2) providing funding for neighborhood-based probation and parole officers; 3) reducing mortgage fraud and crime related to vacant properties; 4) hiring of civilian support personnel in law enforcement (training staff, analysts, dispatchers, etc.); 5) enhancing forensic and crime scene investigations; 6) improving resources and services for victims of crime; 7) supporting problem-solving courts; and 8) national training and technical assistance partnerships.
Under category 7, Snohomish County will use its award to fund the Comprehensive Drug Treatment Court Sustainability Project (CDTCSP). The primary goal of the CDTCSP is to enhance drug court services to match the current needs of the community. Grant funds will be used to: hire and retain 12 program staff, including a Juvenile Probation Counselor, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Legal Secretary, Judicial Coordinator, Drug Court Coordinators (Adult, Family and Juvenile), Program Manager, Grant Accountant, Juvenile Community Corrections Officer, Senior Drug Court Coordinator, and Community/Education Program Specialist; increase the number of participants in drug court programs; reinstate the family drug court and develop and implement a plan for statistical analysis and strategies related to best practices to track case outcomes; and implement the Moral Reconciliation Therapy program in the adult drug court.