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.
The Delaware Criminal Justice Council will use the grant funds to enhance the New Castle Drug Court by hiring a judicial case manager and a TASC assessor. The judicial case manager will handle drug court cases from initial filing to final disposition. The TASC assessor will assess potential drug court clients at the grand jury indictment phase. After indictment, the TASC assessor will meet with the drug court client to conduct an additional, more detailed assessment which will be provided to the judge during the first drug court calendar hearing.