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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $161,120)

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.

Grayson County will use the grant funds to enhance the Substance Abuse Treatment And Recovery (STAR) Court. The goal of the STAR Recovery Court is to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among offenders. STAR Recovery Court will increase the current target population from 60 to 80 offenders and integrate 10 mental health offenders into the program. The Recovery Court program will use the grant funds to provide staff training, outpatient treatment, drug testing supplies, monitoring equipment, and additional services for participants, such as dental, psychiatric services, pharmacological, and medical services. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2010