Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)
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.
Pinellas County will use the grant funds to enhance the current service delivery for the Pinellas Adult Drug Court (PDC). PDC will use the funds to provide offender management and community supervision by increasing state of the art drug and alcohol testing. Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition will provide case management services. PDC will also use the funds to improve job training and placement, vocational training, transportation availability, and child care.