Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,500,000)
The purpose of the Adult 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 2012 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program will provide grant funds to jurisdictions to implement or enhance a local drug court or to implement, enhance, or expand drug court services statewide.
The grant recipient will use the grant funds to: implement new drug courts; reach capacity of existing drug courts; and expand/enhance capacity of existing drug courts to reach specific or emerging offender populations with drug treatment needs. Funds can also be used at the state level to: improve drug court functioning; increase drug court participation and participant outcomes; track, compile, coordinate, and disseminate state drug court information and resources; increase communication, coordination, and information sharing among drug court programs; conduct a statewide drug court evaluation; or establish a statewide automated drug court data collection and/or performance management system.