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Veritas Pilot Adult Drug Court Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $349,989)

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 city of Bristol will use the grant funds to establish 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 promote community safety and well being, to conserve justice system resources, and to heal and rehabilitate non-violent addicted offenders. The Veritas Adult Drug Treatment Court will accomplish this by providing intensive supervision, effective drug treatment, case management, and frequent judicial oversight in a non-adversarial court setting. The drug court team includes the local police department, the sheriff's department, local treatment providers, the local Department of Social Services, local medical care providers, and other local service providers. Additionally, there is a 14 member Advisory Board comprised of committed local stakeholders that work on the drug court project.


Date Created: August 24, 2010