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Juvenile Drug Court Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
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 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. Hardin County, Ohio will use these grant funds to operate a juvenile drug court. The drug court will have the capacity to monitor and treat 12 juveniles at any one time. Participants will be non-violent post-adjudicated youth between the ages of 15-17. The Hardin County Juvenile Drug Court will reduce substance use/abuse problems by improving the lives of youth/families with substance abuse issues, promoting public safety within the community, holding participants accountable for their actions and decisions, and providing incentives for participant success. 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