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Hancock County Drug Court

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $115,551)

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 Hancock County Community Corrections will use the grant funds to enhance an adult drug court to assist in rehabilitating non-violent, repeat substance abuse offenders in breaking their cycle of crime due to alcohol and drug addiction. The goals of the project will be to improve court services by increasing case management contact and drug testing; implementing two new life skills programs; enhancing community supervision; and continuing to provide a fully integrated and intensive treatment program using best practices and research proven programming.


Date Created: September 2, 2010