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Drug Court Enhancement Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $196,259)

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 New York State Unified Court System will use the grant funds to enhance the Steuben County Adult Treatment Court (SCDATC). With the grant funds, the SCDATC will increase the drug court capacity by allowing high risk DWI defendants to participate. Grant funds will be used to hire a full-time probation officer to ensure that there is appropriate monitoring of high risk DWI defendants and provide drug court team training designed to build teamwork, prevent staff turnover, and provide opportunities for professional growth.


Date Created: August 26, 2010