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Collier County Adult Drug Court Enhancement

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $197,614)

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.

Collier County will use the grant funds to enhance the Adult Felony Drug Court program by providing necessary tools and incentives to rehabilitate non-violent felony offenders addicted to drug and alcohol. The Adult Felony Drug Court focuses on adult offenders, age 18 and over charged with non-violent felony drug-related charges. The program is a post-adjudication, court supervised, substance abuse treatment program designed to improve participant's lives by treating addiction, reuniting families, and developing life skills. The program will upgrade drug testing for participants, enhance case management services, provide token rewards for participant accomplishments, train Drug Court Team members on best practices, and evaluate the performance of the court's operations to determine possible future improvements. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 24, 2010