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FY 2010 Drug Court Grant Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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.

Caroline 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 alcohol. This program will primarily serve probation violators and provide services for up to 50 participants at any given time. With the consistent rise of violations in Caroline County and the rise of drug-addicted offenders, the drug court is a logical next step for this jurisdiction. The goals of this project include coordinated drug treatment services, firm judicial leadership, access to ancillary services as deemed necessary, and community reunification for offenders.


Date Created: September 2, 2010