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Union County DWI Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)

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 North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts will provide the Union County (North Carolina) District Court Judges Office grant funds to implement an adult drug court to assist non-violent DWI offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or primarily alcohol. The intent of the drug court will be to enhance public safety by providing a supervised, court-based program for repeat DWI Offenders that addresses both treatment and personal accountability. This will be accomplished by the continued partnership and collaboration between the following agencies: Office of the District Attorney, Office of the Clerk of Superior Court, Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (local Mental Health Authority), Daymark Behavioral Healthcare, Union County Health Department, Division of Community Corrections (Probation and Parole), local law enforcement agencies, the local Bar Association, and the local elected officials in Union County.


Date Created: September 2, 2010