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Drug Education and Treatment Services

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $32,236)

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).

The Clackamas County Juvenile Department will use funds to continue the family therapist position for the Clackamas County Juvenile Drug Court. The family therapist position will provide services to Drug Court youth and families to increase communication within the family, reduce problem behaviors in the home, increase parenting skills, and increase family functioning. Family therapy will be provided through the use of evidence-based modalities that meet the needs of the individual family and specific issues identified. Parents will receive additional support through the Parent Support Group which is facilitated by the Family Therapist, as well as parenting skills education through and evidence-based curriculum. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 24, 2012