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.
Cochise County Juvenile Court Services (CCJCS) will use grant funding to ensure that the drug court will be able to continue by funding additional probation officers. Currently there is a waiting list in one of the original service delivery regions. The department does not have the ability to fund additional probation officers and caseloads are at capacity.