Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $181,457)
The purpose of the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (42 U.S.C. 3797u et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug treatment courts that effectively integrate substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over nonviolent, substance-abusing offenders. The FY 2010 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program will provide grant funds to jurisdictions to implement or enhance a local drug court or to improve, enhance, expand, or financial support drug court services statewide.
The New York State Unified Court System will use the grant funds to enhance the Auburn City Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court (ADATC) which provides dedicated case management to participants with co-occurring disorders (COD) and training to drug court team members. The intent of the project is to provide dedicated case management services to approximately 30 participants with COD at a time, with approximately 60 COD participants being served during the project period. The project will also provide training on COD to approximately 18 team drug court members, as well as 44 judges from courts throughout the county who refer individuals to ADATC. To accomplish the project, ADATC will collaborate with multiple local agencies to provide services to participants with COD, including Auburn Memorial Hospital, Cayuga County Mental Health, two local treatment agencies, as well as housing, vocational and other non-treatment agencies.