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 Hoopa Valley Tribe will use federal funds to screen juveniles for legal, and clinical eligibility to the Hoopa Tribal Wellness Court (HTWC) and admit qualified participants into the HTWC through informal adjustment process, court order, or court transfer. Furthermore, the tribe will use grant funds to establish a cohesive community infrastructure by maintaining frequent contact with resource agents. These resource agents will provide the Wellness Team immediate access to participant progress information by linking MIS System to a restricted access network for use by wellness team personnel. Funds will be used to educate the Community on Wellness Court Activities by publishing an informational brochure and actively seek community support for wellness court by involving the community in donating incentive and assuring that the community benefits from relevant participant sanctions and restitution. The drug court will provide participant access to traditional cultural activities by developing a cultural camp and providing access to cultural activities.