Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $300,000)
The Joint Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, counties, other units of local government, or Indian tribal governments to implement comprehensive strategies for enhancing drug court capacity by bridging access to both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds. The program supports the enhancement of court services and capacity, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts. Drug court programs funded by the Joint Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent criminal offenders.
The city of Grand Rapids will use the grant funds to: include or establish new services for populations not currently being served in the drug court; enhance court operations including training programs for drug court practitioners, drug court program evaluations, performance management system implementation, and automated management information system implementation; expand or enhance court services in areas such as offender management, including drug testing, case management, and community supervision; and improve the quality and/or intensity of services such as healthcare and mental health care, education, vocational training, job training and placement, housing placement assistance, and childcare or other family support services for each participant who requires such services.