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Expand Felony DUI Court Capacity

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $172,072)

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.

Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court will use the grant funds to enhance its Felony Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Court Program, which is designed to assist felony DUI offenders with successful drugs and alcohol rehabilitation. The project goals are to expand the capacity of Felony DUI Court to 400 active participants and improve the retention rate of Felony DUI Court participants to 80 percent. The objectives are to conduct clinical substance abuse and mental health assessments with defendants referred to Felony DUI Court; provide day-to-day case management services including treatment compliance monitoring; conduct clinical consultations; and facilitate collaboration between the court, service providers, and other program partners.


Date Created: September 2, 2010