Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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 Cleveland Municipal Court will use the grant funds to enhance the Greater Cleveland Drug Court Program by providing non-treatment supportive services to male participants. The Greater Cleveland Drug Court Program addresses barriers to rehabilitation and sobriety, such as housing, health care, employment, and education. The primary goal of this program is to: improve drug court retention, rehabilitation, abstinence from drug use, increased employment, education, social connectedness, and housing; and reduce negative consequences of substance abuse, criminal involvement, and successful outcomes among the target population. A total of 22 clients will be served during the approved project period. CA/NCF