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File #: 17-1421    Version: 1 Name: 10/16/17 Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Drug Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($150,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2017 Final action: 10/16/2017
Enactment date: 10/16/2017 Enactment #: R-17-381
Title: Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Drug Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($150,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. 15th District Court - Washtenaw County (D15).pdf
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Resolution to Accept and Appropriate Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office Drug Court Grant Award and Approve Grant Contract ($150,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
This resolution seeks Council approval for a grant contract with the Michigan Supreme Court State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) to fund the 15th Judicial District Court Sobriety Court program, and further seeks authorization to accept and appropriate grant funds from the State Court Administrative Office Michigan Drug Court Grant Program (SCAO-MDCGP) for that purpose without regard to City Fiscal Year.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: No matching funds are required for acceptance of this grant award.

The 15th Judicial District Court Sobriety Court program is a problem-solving court that focuses on breaking the cycle of drug and/or alcohol addiction that results in criminal activity. The target population consists primarily of repeat offenders convicted of driving while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. As space permits, the Court also admits persons convicted of other crimes when there is a strong correlation between the crime and substance abuse. Eligible defendants are diverted into judicially supervised, community-based treatment to address the underlying problems. Participants are also linked with ancillary services such as education, housing, job skills or other individualized assistance. The program provides much needed treatment to participants while also helping the community by reducing jail time, recidivism rates, and court docket congestion.

At the discretion of the City Finance Director, the Court will establish a separate grant account with the City Finance Department and will take all other necessary steps to assure the effective administration of this grant.
Staff
Prepared by: Shryl Samborn, Court Administrator, 15th Judicial District Court
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
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Whereas, The Michigan Supreme Court ...

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