Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $349,961)
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 Potter County Community Supervision and Corrections Department will use the grant funds to implement an adult drug court. Potter County will address the following goals: enhance public safety; eliminate participant substance use; promote wellness in participants; establish a stable funding base for drug court; promote community awareness and involvement in drug court; increase communication and collaboration among agencies involved in the court; and evaluate the program. CA/NCF