Grant: $110,688 - Department of Justice - Sep. 14, 2009
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Award Description: Abstract Cherokee Circuit Drug Court Bartow County, GA The Cherokee Drug Court Program has been operational in Bartow and Gordon counties since July 2008. In February 2008 the Office of National Drug Control Policy listed Bartow County among 26 new counties nationwide as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The present policy of incarceration has not reduced drug addiction nor lowered the incidence of crime. The Drug Court Program’s premise is based on the notion that intense judicial supervision coupled with immediate intensive treatment intervention after case disposition creates a significant opportunity for successful supervision and treatment of drug addicted defendants who are processed through the criminal justice system. While rehabilitating substance abuse offenders, the Drug Court Program’s aim is to protect our community by decreasing drug-related crimes and reducing recidivism. The goal of the Drug Court Program is to promote positive interaction and effectiveness between the criminal justice system, community treatment agencies, and offenders. The goals of the Drug Court Program are to: o Preserve jobs o Create jobs – one part time counselor and one part time lab technician; o Increase the number of participants; o Reduce participant contact with the criminal justice system; o Reduce costs associated with criminal case processing and recidivism. We currently have a waiting list of people who want to enter our program. Because of this, each of these goals is attainable and will be met within six months of receiving grant funding.
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