Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $497,162)
The Eleventh Judicial Circuit will use grant funds to implement a juvenile drug court which targets nonviolent juvenile, substance abusing offenders in Saint Charles County. The goals are to reduce crime and recidivism, enhance public safety and provide strength-based treatment. The program will serve 120 juveniles and 180 family members over 3 years. Clients are expected to participate in the program for a minimum of 8-12 months. The drug court will provide intensive judicial supervision, treatment, mandatory drug testing, graduated sanctions, aftercare and other rehabilitative services. Additionally, a management information system will be utilized to monitor client progress and to conduct process and outcome evaluations. The program will provide collateral services such as tutoring, transportation, recreation, mental and primary health care, and educational services. The grant recipient will coordinate its efforts with the following agencies: the Crider Center for Mental Health, Bridgeway Counseling Services, Preferred Family Healthcare, YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs and Fort Zumwalt School District.