Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $400,000)
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 2017 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, including services to address opioid abuse reduction.
Under Category 1: Implementation, the grant recipient will use the grant funds to build and maximize the capacity of a single jurisdiction drug court to: ensure that all offenders are identified and assessed for risk and need; ensure all substance abusing offenders receive targeted research-based and data-driven services; enhance the provision of ancillary services that prevent recidivism such as individualized treatment, vocational and educational services and community reintegration services to achieve long-term recovery; and, overall, meet the key components and the evidence-based program principles in the nationally-recognized drug court standards. CA/NCF