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FY18 New York Statewide Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,499,585)

The purpose of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY18 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (34 U.S.C. § 10611, et seq.) is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to implement and enhance drug courts and veterans treatment 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. BJA allows award recipients to implement or enhance the most appropriate drug court model in order to accommodate the needs and available resources of their jurisdictions, so long as the model conforms to the 10 key components key components and the evidence-based program principles in the nationally-recognized drug court standards. To the extent that substance abuse treatment and related services are funded by an award, the drug court project must include treatment and services to address opioid abuse reduction.

The grant recipient will 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 implement a statewide, data-driven strategy for reaching and expanding capacity of drug court options and services for nonviolent but high risk/high need offenders, which may include implementing new drug courts or scaling up existing drug courts to better meet the actual number of high risk/high need individuals who are eligible and ready to participate in a drug court program.


Date Created: September 25, 2018