Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $300,000)
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 Montgomery County Juvenile Drug Court Program's selection criteria for our target population is based on the ten key components of a Drug Court. The criteria for admission is as follows: youth must be between the ages of 13 - 17.5; youth must exhibit substance abuse through admission, urinalysis testing, or via an assessment; youth will be excluded if adjudicated of a violent or sexual related offense, and; youth must reside in Montgomery County.
The program will achieve the following goals during the award period. Orient the youth and family to the Drug Court Program. Involve drug court youth in treatment/recovery process. Prepare youth for graduation from MCJDC by demonstrating the ability to recognize responsibility to the self and to the community by completing the Case Management Plan and by maintaining a minimum of three months of sobriety.