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Union County Alcohol and Drug Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $91,077)

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.

Union County will use the grant funds to enhance the Union County Adult Drug Court. The county will expand the drug court to include drunk and/or drugged driving offenders with two or more Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) convictions in a 10-year period and those first time offenders that have a .20 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or greater. The program will provide additional client services, incentives, and drug and alcohol testing to promote a higher level of accountability for participants. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 15, 2010