Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $500,000)
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 Rowan County Juvenile Drug Court will target adjudicated, non-violent delinquent youth ages 12-15 who have a substance abuse diagnosis. Many of the participants will have dual diagnosis. The program goals are to work to eliminate or reduce substance abuse, hold juveniles and parents/guardians accountable for behaviors, provide assessments, behavioral and substance abuse treatment, support inter-agency collaboration and accountability, as well as provide incentives and praise juveniles for improvements.