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Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $139,613)

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.

Richland County will use this grant to enhance the Richland County Substance Abuse Treatment (SATC) Drug Court program to provide a specialized track of services to nonviolent heroin abusing offenders. The Heroin Addiction Recovery Program (HARP) will increase services to 60 offenders. HARP will offer diversion in lieu of conviction and specialized treatment and case management services to assist a total of 156 participants to overcome heroin addiction; identify heroin addiction participants as a unique drug court population with unique needs; evaluate the impacts of this specialized community-based treatment strategy; and pass lessons on to others. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2010