Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $213,490)
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 goals of the Chataqua County Family Court Implementation Grant are to incorporate the "10 Key Components" of a Drug Court into an effective Family Treatment Court that strives to reunite families and improve permanency planning for children. Implementation funds will be used to offer the following objectives: 1.) Enroll at least 6 substance abuse indicated petitions the first year, 14 substance abuse related petitions the second year, and 17 substance abuse related petitions the first year, 14 substance abuse related petitions the second year, and 17 substance abuse related petitions the third year; 2.) Achieve family reunification for at least 50% of all Family Treatment Court participants within 1 year of program entry; 3.) Ensure on going education/training for Family Treatment Court professionals that maintains the sanctity of the "10 Key Components" as measured by the staffs ability to work cooperatively in securing permanency planning that shows 100% compliance with ASFA and ICWA guidelines; and 4.) Increase community support for the Family Dependency Treatment Court as measured by the Court's ability to collect, evaluate, and disseminate outcome data during public meetings, outreaches to ancillary services, and media coverage.