Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $195,535)
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.
This enhancement grant will provide the opportunity for the Fifth Circuit Juvenile Drug Court to continue to provide high quality and effective services to juveniles with drug abuse issues involved in the criminal justice system, increase our capacity to provide those services, and improve our success rate by providing more intensive and varied services to potential failures.