Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $449,964)
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 Aurora will use these grant funds to operate a juvenile drug court serving Kane County. The drug court will have the capacity to monitor and treat 50 juveniles at any one time. The juveniles will range from 14-17 years of age and will have no history of violent offense adjudication or gang involvement.
Funds will be focused on contracting the juvenile drug court coordinator, on drug testing and treatment services, and on supporting the process and outcome evaluation components of the project.