Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $85,922)
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 Yamhill Circuit Court will use the grant funds to enhance the Yamhill Adult Treatment Court programs to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, mental illness or developmental disabilities, and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues. The enhancement will insure the continued success of the current three treatment court programs while providing the same high level of coordination of services to participants, data management, policy oversight, and collaboration with treatment providers and community resources to two new drug courts. This will be accomplished by hiring a new drug court coordinator to assist the current coordinator and sending the current coordinator to a National Drug Court Institute training event. CA/NCF