Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,247,600)
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 New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) will use statewide drug court grant funds to enhance operations in three active DWI courts as well as implement one new DWI court. Grant funds will be used to increase program capacity by 10 participants per program, provide training and basic operational funds, as well as secure the services of surveillance officers and defense counsel. The proposal conforms to the State Substance Abuse Authority's State Treatment Plan. CA/NCF