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Washington County Drug Treatment Court Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

This project will enhance and extend the operation of the existing Washington County Drug Treatment Court for a period of three additional years. The court serves 40 adults and 15 women with children. The program focuses on substance abuse treatment, housing, and a recovery mentor program. A new aspect of the court to be added through this grant is an employment program with an employment specialist position. Funds will be expended for contracts for treatment services, an employment specialist, and a recovery mentor for participants. Funds will also cover housing/rental subsidies for drug court participants and wraparound services including a live-in house parent.


Date Created: September 19, 2010