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Lancaster County Adult Drug Court: Capacity Expansion and Program Enhancement

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, counties, other units of local government, or Indian tribal governments to implement comprehensive strategies for enhancing drug court capacity by bridging access to both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds. The program supports the development and establishment of drug courts for substance-abusing adults and that enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. Drug court programs funded by the Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent criminal offenders.

Lancaster County will use the enhancing adult drug court services, coordination, and treatment grant to reduce the judicial and social costs associated with substance abusing offenders in Lancaster County. Clients will be offenders charged with felonies related to a documented substance dependency diagnosis. Lancaster County will also contract with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC) to conduct the evaluation/performance assessment for this project. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2010