Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $199,962)
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 Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts will use the grant funds to improve the effectiveness of the Arkansas Drug Courts (ADC) by improving data collection, developing standards based on the 10 key elements of drug courts for use in Arkansas courts, and increasing training and support for drug court teams. This enhancement will assist ADC with building on existing partnerships with state agencies and universities to provide training and technical assistance to drug court teams; improving tracking and compiling information for local drug court use; and increasing communication through improved dissemination of court practices.