Snohomish County Superior Court Presiding Judge Larry McKeeman and Prosecuting Attorney Janice Ellis, are pleased to announce that Snohomish County has received notice from the Attorney General Eric Holder that the grant submitted on behalf of the Superior Court’s Problem Solving Courts has been granted in full. This funding began August 1st, 2009 for the next two years and will impact the Courts ability to take the At Risk Youth, Adult Offender, Juvenile Offender and Family Dependency drug treatment courts to a new level of service, accountability and efficiency.
This grant was made possible through the Department of Justice’s Recovery Act to fund the Comprehensive Drug Treatment Court Sustainability Project (CDTCSP). The primary goal of this project is to enhance drug court service to match Snohomish County’s current needs. Grant funds will be used to: hire and retain 12 program staff, including a Juvenile Probation Counselor, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, legal Secretary, Judicial Coordinator, Drug Court Coordinators (Adult, Family and Juvenile), Program Manager, Grant Accountant, Juvenile Community Corrections Officer, Senior Drug Court Coordinator, and Community/Education Program Specialist. This funding also allows the Court to increase the number of participants in the drug court program; enhance the family drug court and develop and implement a plan for statistical analysis and strategies related to best practices to track case outcomes; as well as implement the Moral Reconciliation Therapy program in the adult drug court.
“This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-SC-B9-0146 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The SMART Office, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United State Department of Justice.”