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NCJ Number: 185343 Find in a Library
Title: About the Drug Courts Program Office
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Progams
Drug Court Programs Office
United States of America
Date Published: June 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: FS000265
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United States of America

Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Drug Courts Program Office (DCPO) was established in 1995 to implement and support provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, an act that authorizes grants for the development and establishment of drug courts.
Abstract: The Drug Court Grant Program is a competitive, discretionary grant program designed to help communities plan, implement, or enhance drug courts. Between 1995 and 2000, more than 275 adult, driving under the influence, family, juvenile, or tribal drug courts became operational with support from the DCPO. The Drug Court Grant Program assists jurisdictions in establishing non-adversarial programs that provide early identification, referral, and screening; intensive, continuous judicial supervision; frequent random drug testing; coordinated, comprehensive, and appropriate substance abuse treatment services; regular status hearings at which the supervising judicial official reviews the progress of each participating defendant; appropriate and specific responses to a defendant's compliance or noncompliance with drug court program requirements; and ongoing criminal justice supervision. Training and technical assistance are also available through the DCPO.
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug offenders; Drug testing; Drug treatment programs; Federal programs; Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
Note: Drug Courts Program Office Fact Sheet
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