Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $198,418)
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.
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation will use the grant funds to enhance the Adult Wellness Court Program (AWCP) by providing training for court staff, integrating the tribal strategic plan into the AWCP enhancement, and improving program effectiveness. The objectives for the project fall into three broad categories. The first category is enhancing community and family support for drug court participants. The community support component will be accomplished by increasing participants' knowledge of cultural customs, activities, and values in the rehabilitation process; engaging and increasing participant involvement with the community and continuing to build partnerships between community agencies; enhancing family participation in the rehabilitation process; and educating the community about AWCP. The second category is a training component that focuses on training and court administrative policies. The training and administrative component will be accomplished by providing training opportunities for the Adult Wellness Court Committee (AWCC)/Advisory Committee so they have the necessary skills to meet the needs of the community and developing an operational manual consisting of program policy and procedures. The third category focuses on enhancing treatment services. The enhancement will consist of maintaining drug-testing tools, equipment, and supplies for random drug testing; providing appropriate counseling services and therapy; enhancing participant rewards and recognition components; and providing primary and mental health care for participants who have limited or no health coverage.