Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $200,000)
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 primary goal of the Santa Clara County Drug Court project is to reduce the incidence of substance abuse relapse and subsequent child abuse or neglect. The primary objective is to expand and enhance services for clients, particularly during time when they are preparing to transition out of program involvement. An increased level of planning, transitional services, and community linkages to meet clients' post-graduation needs are expected to result in increased client stability and sobriety and increased long-term well being of the children, their families, and the community. Five specific areas will be addressed by the additional resources: (1) client social and emotional support, (2) linkages to services, (3) non-dependency legal services, (4) counseling not covered under the existing County Mental Health program, and (5) transportation assistance to service locations.