Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $194,726)
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 grant award will enhance the Washington County Drug Court (adult felony court) by adding a family drug court court component and also support the Fifth District Juvenile Court in the State of Utah. A family court drug will allow participants to work toward family reunification by supporting the completion of substance abuse and other reunification plan goals. The judicial monitoring of the court lends structure and accountability to the process and increases the likelihood of successful completion of the program. Grant funds will also be used to fund an independent evaluator who will expand the existing MIS system to collect family drug court court data and continue to collect data for both the felony and family drug courts for outcome evaluation purposes.