Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $499,998)
The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: Adult drug court implementation, Juvenile drug court implementation, Family drug court implementation, Single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, Statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.
The Juvenile Court of Mobile County, is addressing the significant problem of juvenile alcohol and other drug use in Mobile County. In partnership with the Mobile Children's Policy Council, they are implementing a juvenile Drug Court to respond to the needs of up to 100 nonviolent male and female juvenile offenders annually involved with alcohol and other drug use. The Mobile Juvenile Drug Court is linking together two gender-specific community-based programs entitled "Functional Family Therapy" and the "Intensive Aftercare Program" Model for juvenile offender management. They are implementing these court-monitored intensive outpatient substance-abuse programs to engage and motivate the entire family to participate in the treatment process as well as improve overall family functioning.