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AI- 5970   4. B. 1.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 01/21/2015  
DWI Drug Court FY2015
Submitted By: Natalie Eckstrom, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

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RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application to 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.

Nueces County has previously received funding through this grant opportunity for the past seven consecutive years. On April 16, 2009, Commissioners Court accepted the FY 2009 grant award in the amount of $40,000 that was used to cover half of the magistrate judges’ salaries. On October 28, 2009, Commissioners Court accepted the FY 2010 grant award in the amount of $44,000 for the purchase of SCRAM units (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) and specialized court software called TRI-CEP. On November 17, 2010, the FY 2011 award was accepted in the amount of $53,000 to continue use of the SCRAM units and assist with costs associated with counseling and treatment services for the participants in the program. On October 12, 2011, the FY 2012 grant award in the amount of $53,000 was accepted for continued use of the SCRAM units, counseling/treatment services, and software maintenance fees. On October 10, 2012, the Court accepted a $63,600 grant award for FY 2013. On October 2, 2013, the Court accepted the FY 2014 award for $63,600. On October 8, 2014, the Court accepted the FY 2015 award for $69,960.00.
DISCUSSION
The Nueces County Drug/DWI Court would like to apply for the FY 2015 grant opportunity in order to continue use of the SCRAM units (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring) that were funded in the FY 2010 through FY 2015 grant awards. The grant application will also include 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 FY 2010 grant funds and maintained with FY 2011 through FY 2015 funds.

The FY 2016 grant application will total $75,600 for the above mentioned items. There is no cash match for this grant. The application will be submitted through CJD’s eGrants system on or before February 27, 2015. There is no cash match required for this grant.

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DWI Resolution

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