Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $499,627)
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 Denver Family Integrated Drug Court (DFIDC) is an effort to integrate empirically-based best practices in the treatment and supervision of substance abusing offenders who have court involved children with dependency matters. This project will use proven methods such as standardized differential assessment, expedited, consolidated and coordinated court processing, team case management, holistic multi-modal treatment, sanctions and incentives, and individualized treatment plans to accomplish the mission of significantly improving participant social functioning, family preservation, child protection, and public safety. The project has recently completed a one year planning process with significant collaboration among child welfare, judicial, juvenile justice, adult justice, proescutors, defense counsel, and treatment systems. Each of the collaborators in this unique project, represent agencies responsible for operating the continuum of care and supervision for both participant parents and their children.