Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $476,910)
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 goals of the Ontario County Juvenile Drug Court include the following: promote public safety by reducing the number of juveniles that violate probation and/or commit new crimes; reduce substance abuse among drug court participants; and reduce the filing of Person In Need of Supervision petitions, neglect petitions, and family offense petitions. The objectives with which to accomplish these goals include: divert 20-25 eligible non-violent juvenile delinquents per year from Family Court processing; graduate 50% of the enrolled juveniles; successfully rehabilitate enrolled juveniles; reduce the rate of recidivism among Drug Court graduates; maximize parental involvement in the rehabilitation of their child; ensure participants educational needs; and reduce the rate of home juvenile placements.