Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $308,198)
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 city and county of Butte-Silver Bow will use the grant funds to implement an adult DUI court, assisting nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of alcohol. The target population includes 50 adults who have a diagnosed alcohol dependency/addiction. The funding will be used to support operations, services, offender supervision and management, evaluation services, and the provision and coordination of non-treatment recovery support and aftercare services. It is the intent of the DUI court to enhance public safety by reducing the number of repeat offenders and financial/societal costs to the citizens of Butte-Silver Bow. This will be accomplished by providing a judicially supervised intensive court established program, utilizing effective mandated treatment, intensive supervision, and support thereby assisting offenders to become sober, productive law abiding members of the community accomplished with the involvement of collaborative partnerships and community efforts. Evaluations will be conducted to identify specific strengths and issues about the DUI court program.