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Pinal County Juvenile Drug Court

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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 and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Juvenile and Family Drug 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. Pinal County will use these grant funds to operate a juvenile drug court serving youth within the jurisdiction of the Casa Grande Police Department. The drug court will have the capacity to monitor and treat 20 juveniles at any one time. Participants adjudicated for non-violent offenses between the ages of 14-17 will be referred to the drug court for substance use related offenses, or violations of their current probation through substance use. The Pinal County Juvenile Drug Court will reduce drug use, abuse and addiction, improve educational and vocational training, strengthen family relationships, and teach participants to become responsible citizens by reducing recidivism rates. 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 13, 2005