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Benton/Franklin Family Dependency Treatment Court

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Benton & Franklin
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $450,000)

The Juvenile and Family 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 juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Juvenile and Family Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: Juvenile drug court implementation, Family drug court implementation, Single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, Statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts. Benton and Franklin Counties' Juvenile Justice Center will use this implementation grant to support a family drug court. Child safety and well being are the primary goals of the Benton and Franklin Family Dependency Treatment Court (BFFDTC), with an emphasis on decreased reliance by participants and dependents on social services, successful and early reunification of families and a reduced time to permanency. To be eligible for BFFDTC, parents must have no history of violent crimes, no serious mental health disorder, and no chronic or terminal medical condition requiring extensive medical treatment, and no history of violent behavior towards anyone involved in the dependency process. The grantee will report performance measures that include 1) Number of participants arrested for drug charges while participating in the drug court and 2) Number of graduates (participants who have completed all treatment).CA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2005