Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $105,397)
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 Jefferson County Juvenile Court will conduct weekly team meetings with community stakeholders and ongoing judicial supervision, while ensuring that a continuum of treatment services will be available to each Juvenile Drug Court participant. This Juvenile Drug Court will provide the opportunity to integrate alcohol and other drug treatment services with the justice system case process.