Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $197,934)
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.
Marshall County is ensuring a safer community by breaking the "revolving door" cycle of substance abuse and crime through the enhancement of their Juvenile Drug Court. They are continuing to provide adequate and consistent supervision to all juvenile drug court participants in order to reduce the number of participants who are arrested for new or technical offenses while in the program. They are improving the coordination of services for Juvenile Drug Court participants. The Marshall County Juvenile Court is continuing to provide guidance, education, and treatment to juveniles who have come to the attention of the court for problems related to alcohol and other drugs. They are stressing accountability, supervision, and treatment for participants and their parents. As part of the participant's treatment plan, the parents with children in Juvenile Drug Court will complete a program entitled the "Parent Project" to strengthen their parenting skills.