Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $300,000)
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 courts that effectively integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance abusing offenders. The FY 2016 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.
The grant recipient will also use grant funds at the state level to support drug courts in local or regional jurisdictions that do not currently operate with BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funding. Funds will be used 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.