Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $448,660)
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 mission of the Rutherford County Juvenile Drug Court is to improve the safety and quality of life in the community by: offering strength based services to nonviolent juvenile offenders; reducing substance abuse use and delinquent acts; strengthening the family; and improving educational and vocational performance.