Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $139,600)
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 Missoula Youth Drug Court will use the grant funds to enhance two resources available to the drug court: (1) treatment resources, i.e., by increasing drug testing resources, and (2) the development of specialized foster homes for older adolescents who cannot remain with their family of origin.
The court will also use the money to develop a training curriculum for community creation of ancillary wellness programs based on four programs, i.e., the writing workshop, the parent education and support group, the health and wellness program, and the Youth Harvest Project.