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Bucks County Drug Court Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $349,908)

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.

Bucks County will use the grant funds to implement an adult drug court to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The intent of the drug court will be to integrate drug treatment services and the justice system case processing with the goal of expeditiously addressing probation and parole violators with swift treatment interventions. Repeat probation and parole violators with a history of substance abuse will be the initial target population, with a future focus on expansion to include a pre-trial diversion program. The program will serve 25 participants during the first year and 35 and 45 new participants will be added during years 2 and 3 respectively for a total of 105 participants. The success of this program will be achieved through collaborative partnerships with community-based treatment providers, sober housing providers, and vocational and educational service providers throughout the jurisdiction. Both process and outcome evaluations of the program will be conducted.


Date Created: August 24, 2010