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FY 2010 Drug Court Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $299,460)

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.

Sangamon County, through the Court Services Department, will use the grant funds to implement an adult drug court to assist nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The goals of the drug court will be to improve public safety by reducing recidivism among drug court participants, develop community collaborations, link participants to community resources, and be a cost-effective alternative to traditional court case processing and sentencing. Drug court objectives include having a drug court that integrates alcohol and other drug treatment and clinical case management with the court system, identifying appropriate offenders for drug court, developing community partnerships and education forums, completing assessments on participants and then matching them with the most appropriate services available, and reducing the amount of time participants, as a group, are incarcerated. Both process and outcome and evaluations will be conducted.


Date Created: September 2, 2010