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Carroll County Juvenile Wellness Court Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $40,306)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

Carroll County will use the JAG award for the Carroll County Juvenile Wellness Court, which is a problem-solving court program within the Carroll County Juvenile Court system. The Juvenile Wellness Court is designed to provide services to the adolescent with behavioral health disorders, i.e. substance abuse and mental health issues, identified by the Juvenile Court. The court's goals are to provide intensive community based supervision and mental health treatment, connect participants with co-occurring disorders to integrated treatment whenever possible, build resilience and facilitate recovery for youth and their families with or who are at risk for substance abuse with mental illness, promote the potential and well-being of children and youth who have or are at risk of having an emotional or disturbance and their families, have timely service delivery to families while meeting individual needs and a reduction of youth placed on caseload for behavioral health needs. Grant funds will be used to pay for a Wellness Coordinator who will perform service coordination, case management, facilitation of Family Team Meetings, and act as a liaison for program and juvenile court with other agencies and organizations. Funds will also support training and travel for the coordinator.


Date Created: August 5, 2010