Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $199,938)
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 Maine Judicial Branch will use the statewide drug court grant funds to create an enhanced version of the current and antiquated drug court management information system, known as DTxC. This system is now outdated and requires significant modifications comprising, in essence, a new management information system in order for drug court teams, researchers, administrators, and policymakers to effectively manage drug court programs throughout the state of Maine leading to increased participation, improved outcomes, and greater integration with other governmental systems. CA/NCF