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KBIC Adult Drug Court Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)

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.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) will use the grant funds to implement an adult drug court to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from use of drugs and/or alcohol. The intent of the drug court is to provide an alternative to incarceration that provides individualized treatment programs for offenders with the goals of reducing drug use, recidivism, and the costs of incarceration. The objectives are to reduce the number of offenders with drug and alcohol related offenses, reduce the number of probationers who are incarcerated each year, and provide intensive court supervised individualized treatment programs to help offenders. This will be accomplished by developing partnerships and integrating community programs and services through the KBIC New Day Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Health Center, Social Services Department, General Assistance Program, Ojibwa Housing Authority, Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), Tribal Police, Even Start, and Community Schools Alternative Adult Education Program.


Date Created: September 8, 2010