Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $450,000)
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 mission of the Madison/Clark Juvenile Drug Court is to reduce juvenile substance abuse and related criminal behavior by holding them accountable through a family treatment-oriented program that builds on individual strengths. The program will stress the improvement of educational opportunities and community awareness, which will promote safer and more fulfilling lives.