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Uintah County Drug Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

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.

Uintah County will use the grant funds to enhance the existing Uintah County Drug Court. The Uintah County Drug Court was established in 1997, as a treatment alternative for felony drug offenders. It allows persons with felony drug and alcohol offenses to undergo intensive and supervised outpatient treatment with the goal to create recovery and minimize incarceration. This project will enhance the drug court by providing conclusive drug testing results in a timely manner and providing needed drug court staff for monitoring participants' compliance with drug court rules.


Date Created: September 6, 2010