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Fairfield County Family Court

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $449,077)

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. The Fairfield County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board will use this implementation grant to support a family drug court. Child safety and well-being are the primary goals of the Fairfield County Family Court, with emphasis in the areas of parent sobriety, permanency for children, and an integration of the child welfare, criminal justice and treatment systems of Fairfield County. Parents are eligible for drug court when substance abuse is a factor in the abuse or neglect of their children. 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: August 30, 2005