Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $499,697)
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.
This Juvenile drug court will assist the youth and their families of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. The program will impact the lives of young people who struggle with substance abuse and criminal behavior by quickly identifying them and intervening with constant judicial supervision combined with intense alcohol and drug treatment, frequent personal case management, and reliable community support. In addition, regularly scheduled contact with the judge in a non-traditional court will allow the participants to acknowledge and deal with their treatment and substance abuse issues. The court plans to serve 120 clients and their families over the course of the three years.