Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $338,541)
The Washington County Felony Drug Treatment Court will use grant funds to implement an adult drug court in a rural jurisdiction. The court will serve 85 felony nonviolent offenders and probation violators annually by the end of year three. The program will last approximately 12-24 months and it will operate based on a post adjudication model. The program will provide intensive judicial supervision, sanctions and incentives, mandatory drug testing, and aftercare services through the use of a four phased structure. The program's goals are to reduce alcohol and drug use amongst addicted offenders, reduce crime, promote public safety, increase the savings in the criminal justice system, and create productive members of society. The court has established linkages with the NYS Unified Court System, the Washington County District Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, Alternative Sentencing Agency, Probation Department, Department of Social Services, Sheriff's Department, Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties, Center for Recovery, Baywood Center, Conifer Park, Glen Falls Hospital, Cornell Cooperative Extension, The Career Center, The Economic Opportunity Counsel, Competitive Edge and the Washington County Public Health Department. The court will conduct process and outcome evaluations, which will evaluate the court's operations and impact on the surrounding community. The court will utilize the NYS Universal Treatment Application, which allows the court to maintain a uniform database throughout the state while allowing enough flexibility to suit the needs of the local court.