Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $449,905)
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 City of Charlottesville will use the grant funds to hire a Drug Court Coordinator, a Treatment Case Manager, a Social Worker, and a Child Advocate Supervisor to support their Family Treatment Drug Court (FTC). The FTC offers families the opportunity to become responsible and drug-free. The FTC provides intensive therapeutic intervention, child welfare services and judicial monitoring.