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22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $280,050)

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 22nd Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office will use the grant funds to implement an adult drug court to assist nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Grant funds will be used for personnel (monitoring, evaluation, and coordination), training, equipment, and supplies. The intent of the drug court will be to: reduce drug related criminal offenses, recidivism rates, and crime as a whole in Covington County; enhance public safety; and increase restitution recovery by providing alternative judicial measures for drug offenders.


Date Created: August 26, 2010