Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,235,276)
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 Oregon Criminal Justice Commission (CJC) will use the grant funds to enhance the operations of drug courts in four Oregon counties. The proposal focuses on meeting the needs of specific populations served by these drug courts to improve drug treatment success rates and reduce recidivism. Clatsop County Drug Court will receive support to enhance mental health services for adult drug court participants with an Axis I diagnosis and substance abuse or dependence diagnosis where the Axis I diagnosis is prevalent. Columbia County Drug Court will receive support to provide mental health, medication management, and family counseling services for adult drug court participants who require those services but are unable to afford such services via self-pay or third-party coverage. Josephine County Drug Court will provide assistance with recovery-related familial and parenting issues to adult drug court participants with children. Polk County Drug Court will receive support to increase anger management counseling, assistance with residential treatment or transitional drug free housing, employment, and treatment-related and employment-related public transportation for adult drug court participants. CA/NCF