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BJA FY2010 Congressionally Selected Award for NM Drug Court Programs

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
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.

The New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) will use FY2010 Congressionally Recommneded Awards funds to implement a drug court enhancement project. The New Mexico Supreme Court's Drug Court Advisory Committee (DCAC) solicited funding requests from the state's drug court programs and will use these funds to retain 6 full-time or part-time drug court administrative positions, purchase computers for probation and parol, and provide contractual treatment for 80 participants. With this award, the AOC will help fourteen programs maintain operations through treatment and staff funding.


Date Created: September 7, 2010