Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2002, $337,500)
York County will use grant funds to implement a juvenile drug court to serve substance abusing juvenile offenders and their families. The juvenile drug court will promote public safety while contributing to a reduction in the recidivism and substance abuse of participating nonviolent juvenile offenders. The drug court will serve approximately 200 clients in a 12-18 month post-adjudication program. The program will leverage judicially imposed incentives and sanctions to hold offenders accountable to themselves, their families, and their community. The court will promote a strengths-based approach while providing early identification, assessment, screening, referral, drug testing, and case management services. Program services will include educational and vocational training, housing, mental/physical health, substance abuse treatment and family counseling services. The drug court will utilize a client-based management information system to collect data, analyze outcomes, and conduct post-treatment studies. York County will coordinate with state and local organizations such as the Youth Council, Department of Juvenile Justice, the Catawba Family Center, State Law Enforcement Division, and the York County School District.