Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $199,695)
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 award to the Yuma County Juvenile Drug Court will provide vocational education, skill development and assist with the development of the vocational and educational skills needed by all participants. Yuma County experienced the highest unemployment rate in the state of Arizona. These findings indicate that there is a great need to expand vocational and life skills training to juveniles in Yuma County.