Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $198,068)
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- Buffalo City will use funds to enhance their drug court program by using an integrative approach that involves treating anger management, substance abuse, and mental health issues. This collaborative effort between three agencies is being pilot tested. In 2009 the "Crossroads" Program, under the leadership of Judge McLeod, partnered with the COURTS Program, and H.E.A.R.T (Helping Empower At Risk Teens) Foundation to establish a pilot program involving young adults with extenuating treatment issues which include mental, emotional, behavioral challenges, depression, substance abuse, educational deficits and or anger management challenges. The program is designed to provide a therapeutic environment and offer intervention services. The intervention services will consist of case management, treatment, educational assistance, and community supervision which will be reinforced by court involvement and access to resources.