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AI- 5666   3. U.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 10/08/2014  
AwardPreview DWI Court 2067607
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Accept grant award from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division for funding for the Nueces County Drug/DWI Court.
BACKGROUND
The Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor’s Office is soliciting competitive applications for projects that support eligible drug court programs. The purpose of the Drug Court Program is to support drug courts that incorporate several characteristics such as treatment and rehabilitative services, identification and placement of eligible participants in the program, and monitoring through weekly alcohol/drug testing. Article 102.0178 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure establishes state funding for this purpose and designates CJD as the administering agency.

Nueces County has previously received funding through this grant opportunity for the past six consecutive years for a total of $317,200. The County has been successful in obtaining a slight increase in funding since the program’s inception.

FY2009: $40,000
FY2010: $44,000
FY2011: $53,000
FY2012: $53,000
FY2013: $63,600
FY2014: $63,600

DISCUSSION
On February 26, 2014, the Nueces County Commissioners Court authorized the submittal of an application for the FY2015 grant opportunity in order to continue use of the SCRAM units (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) that were funded in the FY2010 - FY2014 grant awards. The grant application also included a request to continue and provide for additional funding for counseling and treatment services for the participants in the program as well as to cover the annual maintenance fees related to the TRI-CEP court software which was purchased with FY2010 grant funds and maintained with FY2011 - FY2014 funds.

The total grant award is $69,960 with no cash match required.


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