Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $499,840)
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.
Chesterfield County will use the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funds to establish a juvenile drug court. The juvenile drug court will reduce juvenile substance abuse and crime through a collaborative community process of interventions with offenders and their families leading them to a clean and sober life. It will focus on high-risk youth whose substance abuse is intensive and has negatively impacted self and family.