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FY 2010 Drug Court Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $199,981)

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 DeKalb County will use the grant funds to enhance the Choosing Life and Ending Abuse Now (CLEAN) program, as part of the DeKalb County Drug Court. The mission of the CLEAN program is to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. To support the CLEAN program, the county will use the grant funds to: improve the quality and intensity of services by hiring a designated drug court addictions therapist/case manager; enhance court operations by conducting an outcome evaluation; and enhance court services by designing, implementing, and expanding the aftercare program. This will be accomplished through a collaborative partnership with the mental health provider for drug court; CLEAN Program, contracting for the services of an outside evaluator and identifying and using ancillary and collateral organizations/agencies to assist participants; and drug court graduates to assist in starting and maintaining an aftercare program. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2010