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The Mifflin County Adult Treatment Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $349,572)

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.

Mifflin 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/or alcohol. The intent of the drug court will be to make Mifflin County a safer place to live by reducing substance abuse and recidivism among adult offenders while increasing the likelihood of successful rehabilitation through structured, continuous, and intense judicially supervised treatment and probation supervision. This will be accomplished through collaborative partnerships with various community agencies, including but not limited to the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas, District Attorney, Public Defender, Juniata Valley Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission (Single County Authority), Clear Concepts Counseling (drug and alcohol treatment provider), local police agencies, and Juniata Valley Tri-County MH/MR Program. The Mifflin County Drug Court will develop a formal evaluation plan upon award. The goal for the evaluation will center on whether or not the program is meeting the stated goals and objectives. This process evaluation will examine all aspects of the program and analyze what components are working and what can be improved.


Date Created: September 2, 2010