Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $189,060)
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 Second Judicial District will use the grant funds to enhance the Ramsey Adult Substance Abuse Court (ASAC). To enhance the ASAC, the district will integrate felony level DWI offenses into ASAC, incorporate cognitive programming (Driving with Care) into treatment, decrease gaps in treatment services (Motivational Enhancement Therapy), incorporate ignition interlocks into the program, and increase accountability for felony level DWI participants.