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Syracuse Drug Court Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $199,529)

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 non-treatment supportive services component of the Syracuse Community Treatment Court (SCTC). The grant funds will enable the SCTC to provide Spanish-speaking participants with educational classes in written and spoken English; support the SCTC's unique Patient Navigator Program, which provides health care information and assistance to women who are pregnant or raising young children; and establish a court-supervised community service program to enable the SCTC to utilize meaningful sanctions for non-compliance. This enhancement will be accomplished through collaboration with the Center for Court Innovation.


Date Created: August 26, 2010