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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

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Grants of up to $1.5 million will be awarded by the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to support adult drug courts that involve only nonviolent offenders and adhere to the 10 key components (PDF) detailed by BJA and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts, Co-Occurring Drug and Mental Health Courts, Veterans Courts, and Community Courts are all considered drug courts under this solicitation.

“Additionally, drug courts funded through this grant solicitation must operate an adult drug court which imposes graduated sanctions that increase punitive measures, therapeutic measures, or both whenever a participant fails a drug test and must include diversion, probation, or other supervised release involving the possibility of prosecution, confinement, or incarceration based on noncompliance with program requirements or failure to show satisfactory progress,” according to BJA.

State, county, city, township, and tribal governments may apply.

Application deadline is Feb. 11, 2010. For more details, see the full grant announcement online (PDF).

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