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 Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division (The Court) will use these funds to implement a juvenile drug court. This proposed court will significantly improve the way substance abuse cases are currently handled. The Court will implement: a formal procedure for pre-adjudication referrals to substance abuse treatment; a formal court supervision or accountability system for juveniles in treatment and for treatment providers; coordinated and centralized services which will reduce inadequate service coordination, inadequate communication, duplication of services and unidentified service gaps.