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Pima County Adult Probation Department Southern Border Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $841,150)

The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term 'criminal narcotics activity' includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.

Under Category II: Enhancing Southern Border Jails, Community Corrections, and Detention Operations, the Pima County Superior Court, in conjunction with the Adult Probation Department, will use its grant award to create the Drug Involvement Reversal Through Education, Control, and Treatment (DIRECT) Program, which will focus on substance abusers who have a history of anti-social behavior, anti-social personalities, anti-social cognition, and anti-social companions characteristics; have been deemed inappropriate for Drug Court; and have not been sentenced to Intensive Probation Supervision. DIRECT will target identified high-risk, substance-abusing offenders on community supervision as well as those who have absconded supervision. Grant funds will support personnel costs for two teams consisting of a probation officer and a surveillance officer who will each supervise two caseloads of 50 probationers. DIRECT will also form an absconder team consisting of a probation officer, a surveillance officer, and support staff; and will pay for a cognitive skills instructor who will provide services to DIRECT program participants. Finally, funds will purchase a sports utility vehicle for reaching rural parts of the county, GPS for the vehicle, and field drug kits.


Date Created: August 30, 2009