Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $135,398)
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 of Charlottesville will use the grant funds to enhance the Charlottesville-Albemarle Adult Drug Treatment Court. Grant funds will be used to partially fund a therapist to treat drug court participants with co-occurring disorders, fund a part-time auxiliary officer to monitor drug court clients at their home, and purchase a risk and needs triage to more accurately identify high risk individuals. The enhancement project will enable the drug court team to effectively integrate justice system supervision based on more extensive risk/needs assessment and provide linkage to available mental health treatment matched to the intensity of offender needs. CA/NCF