FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2002                                                                           202/307-0703




Justice Department Awards More Than $34 Million


WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today that the Justice Department is awarding $34.19 million to plan, establish or improve drug courts for nonviolent, substance-abusing, adult and juvenile offenders.  Ninety-four jurisdictions in 31 states and 2 territories will receive the funds.


The drug court grants, awarded by the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), are part of the Administration’s efforts to stop drug addiction and break the cycle of crime often associated with substance abuse.  Recognizing the role of drug courts, the President’s Fiscal Year 2003 budget requests $52 million for drug courts, as part of his pledge to increase funding to drug courts and other drug abuse prevention and intervention programs. The President’s request is a $2 million increase over the Fiscal Year 2002 appropriations.


“Drug courts are a valuable tool for communities fighting substance abuse and drug-related crime,” said Attorney General Ashcroft.  “Through intensive judicial supervision, drug treatment and graduated sanctions, drug courts are holding nonviolent drug offenders accountable, while helping them to lead productive lives.”


Since 1989, more than 1,000 jurisdictions have established or are planning to establish a drug court, which is a specially designed court calendar or docket.  Currently, every state either has a drug court or is planning a drug court.


“Local groups of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, treatment professionals and law enforcement officials are using the coercive power of the criminal justice system to achieve abstinence and alter criminal behavior among nonviolent drug offenders,” added Ashcroft. 


Drug court participants must take frequent drug tests and meet regularly with their judges. Drug court judges monitor offenders’ treatment regimens and impose graduated sanctions, including incarceration, on those who do not comply.  Participants are expected to stay in treatment and may be ordered to participate in educational, vocational or community service activities.  Offenders who graduate from drug court programs may have their charges dismissed or sentences reduced. 


The grants announced today include grants to 66 jurisdictions ranging from $159,211 up to $500,000 to implement new drug courts. An additional 18 jurisdictions will receive grants ranging from $31,222 up to $300,000 to enhance their existing programs or to support statewide drug court activity.  Another ten tribal jurisdictions will receive up to $30,000 to plan drug courts.


Drug court grant recipients are required by law to serve only nonviolent offenders. Since 1995, OJP has awarded more than $160 million to approximately 600 communities to support the planning, implementation or enhancement of an adult, juvenile, family, tribal or Driving Under the Influence drug court.


In addition to awarding grant funding, OJP will provide training on planning adult, juvenile or family drug courts through its 2002 Drug Court Planning Initiative (DCPI).  Approximately 1,600 state and local representatives from more than 120 jurisdictions will participate in three separate training workshops (a total of 65 workshops) to plan a drug court.  From 1995 through 2001, 503 communities completed the planning training programs.  Of these communities, 281 have implemented a drug court and 217 are currently planning to implement a drug court.


States, state and local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments are eligible to receive drug court grants.  A list of grantees, contacts and the award amounts is attached.  In addition, summaries that describe how each grantee receiving an implementation or enhancement grant will use the funds are available at


More information about the Drug Courts Program and other OJP programs is available on OJP’s website at





After hours contact: Linda Mansour on 202/616-3534



U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Drug Court Grants Fiscal Year 2002
(94 Grants Totaling $34.19 Million)


   State; Jurisdiction; Grantee; Planning (P)/Implementation (I)/Enhancement (E); Award Amount; Contact Name; Contact Phone


    AK; Barrow; Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government; I; $467,759; Mr. Lloyd Levitt; 907-852-4411


    AK; Copper Center; Copper River Native Association; P; $29,957; Mr. Edward Krause; 907-822-5241


    AK; Juneau; Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska; P; $30,000; Ms. Francine Jones; 907-463-7162


    AL; Columbiana; Shelby County Commission; I; $447,146; Mr. Reginald Holloway; 205-669-3740


    AR; Little Rock; Arkansas Department of Community Correction - Eighth North Judicial Circuit; I; $351,671; Ms. Glenda Spratt; 501-682-9570


    AZ; Fort McDowell; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Indian Tribe; P; $30,000; Mr. John Kling; 480-816-7519


    AZ; Phoenix; Superior Court of Arizona Family Court Administration; I; $426,742; Mr. Steve Tyrell; 602-506-8899


    AZ; San Carlos; San Carlos Apache Tribe San Carlos Tribal Court; P; $30,000; Honorable Charles Brandel; 928-475-2668


    CA; Fairfield; Superior Court of California, County of Solano - Solano County Drug Courts; I; $499,992; Mr. Del Royer; 707-421-4788


    CA; Martinez; Contra Costa County Health Services Department; E; $157,670; Mr. Kevin Charles; 510-374-3609


    CA; Napa; County of Napa - Napa County Health/Human Services Agency; I; $500,000; Ms. Sheila Daugherty; 707-253-4491


    CA; San Bernardino; County of San Bernardino, Barstow Superior Court - Drug Court Programs Office; I; $489,352; Ms. Deborah Cima; 909-387-4730


    CA; San Bernardino; County of San Bernardino, Fontana Superior Court - Drug Court Programs Office; I; $489,352; Ms. Deborah Cima; 909-387-4730


    CA; San Francisco; Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts; E; $297,625; Mr. William Vickery; 415-865-4236


    CA; San Jose; Superior Court of California, County of Santa - Clara Administration; E; $300,000; Ms. Kimberly Henderson; 408-299-3232, ext. 515


    CA; San Luis Obispo; San Luis Obispo County, Probation Department; I; $483,000; Mr. Dana Fahey; 805-781-5300


    CA; Stockton; Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin; I; $486,440; Ms. Leslie Oyler; 209-468-2857


    CA; Woodland; County of Yolo Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services; E; $297,455; Ms. Donna Wasiczko; 530-666-8167


    FL; Kissimmee; Board of County Commissioners; I; $500,000; Ms. Carmen Torres; 407-343-2412


    FL; Panama City; Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Court, Jackson County Drug Court; I; $498,803; Ms. Linda Burd; 850-873-7095


    FL; Sanford; Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit - Seminole County Courts; I; $500,000; Ms. Judy Hayes; 407-665-4265


    FL; St. Augustine; St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners; I; $499,999; Mr. Michael Jewell; 386-239-7770


    GU; Hagatna; Guam Judicial Branch, Superior Court of Guam; I; $499,576; Ms. Jacqueline Zahnen; 671-475-3270


    ID; Boise; Ada County, Idaho - Ada County Juvenile Court Services; I; $495,225; Dr. Kay Carter, Ph.D.; 208-364-3006


    ID; Coeur d'Alene; Kootenai County, Prosecuting Attorneys Office; I; $498,500; Ms. Tanya Gomez; 208-446-1823


    ID; Idaho Falls; Bonneville County, Seventh Judicial District; I; $498,380; Ms. Valerie Gardner; 208-528-5600, ext. 3001


    KY; Frankfort; Administrative Office of the Courts - Trigg, Caldwell, Lyon and Livingston Counties; I; $500,000; Honorable Jill Clark; 270-522-7979


    KY; Frankfort; Administrative Office of the Courts - Bourbon, Woodford and Scott Counties; I; $500,000; Honorable Paul Issacs; 502-863-4781


    KY; Frankfort; Administrative Office of the Courts - Greenup and Lewis Counties; I; $500,000; Honorable Lewis Nicholls; 606-473-7165


    MA; Brighton; Massachusetts Trial Court Brighton District Court; E; $300,000; Honorable R. Peter Anderson; 617-782-6543


    MA; Lawrence; City of Lawrence, Community Development Department; E; $299,999; Honorable Michael Sullivan; 978-794-5858


    MA; Springfield; Massachusetts Trial Court Hampden County Juvenile Court; I; $500,000; Mr. Vincent Penna; 413-748-7967


    ME; Augusta; State of Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services, Office of Substance Abuse; E; $177,911; Ms. Kimberly Johnson; 207-287-2595


    MI; Howell; Livingston County Circuit Court; I; $159,211; Honorable Daniel Burress; 517-545-9636


    MI; Monroe; County of Monroe, Michigan Circuit Court, Family Division; I; $500,000; Mr. Michael James; 734-240-7350


    MO; Ava; Douglas County Commission Judicial Drug Courts; I; $480,169;Ms. Trisha Schaeffer; 417-683-2114


    MO; Bloomfield; Stoddard County Drug Court; I; $167,474; Ms. Julie Spielman; 573-888-0698


    MO; Kahoka; Associate Circuit Court of Clark County; I; $414,480; Ms. Pattie Schutte; 660-727-3628


    MO; Kenneth; Dunklin County Drug Court; E; $75,360; Ms. Julie Spielman; 573-888-0698


    MO; Liberty; Clay County Prosecuting Attorney; I; $500,000; Mr. Jim Roberts; 816-792-7657


    MO; Linneus; Linn County County Government; I; $490,850; Honorable Gary Ravens; 660-895-5523


    MO; Saint Charles; Eleventh Judicial Circuit   Family Court; I; $500,000; Mr. Raymond Grush; 636-949-3040


    MT; Crow Agency; Crow Tribe, Crow Tribal Courts; P; $30,000; Mr. Steve Chesarek; 406-638-4050


    MT; Crow Agency; Crow Tribal Courts; I; $500,000; Mr. Steve Chesarek; 406-638-4050


    NC; Raleigh; North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts - Forsyth County, Drug Treatment Court Forsyth County; I; $333,818; Ms. Kirstin Frescoln; 919-715-1124


    NC; Raleigh; North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts - North Carolina Drug Treatment Court Program; E; $187,228; Mr. Randolph Monchick; 919-715-4876


    NC; Raleigh; North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts - Durham County, Drug Treatment Court Durham County; I; $435,341; Ms. Kirstin Frescoln; 919-715-1124


    NE; Grand Island; Central Nebraska Drug Court; I; $499,550; Ms. Connie Hultine; 308-385-5200


    NJ; Camden; Judiciary State of New Jersey Camden Vicinage Family Division; E; $295,773; Mr. Joseph Gunn; 856-225-7371


    NJ; Paterson; Judiciary State of New Jersey, Family Division Passaic Vicinage; I; $423,795; Ms. Cindy Thomson; 973-247-8469


    NJ; Trenton; Judiciary State of New Jersey, Family Division Mercer Vicinage; I; $499,937; Mr. Michael Green; 609-989-6246


    NM; Alamogordo; State of New Mexico, Twelfth Judicial District Court - Juvenile Drug Court; E; $157,139; Ms. Concetta Poulin; 505-437-3714


    NM; Los Lunas; Thirteenth Judicial District, Valencia County District Court; I; $497,750; Mr. Carlton Liggins; 505-565-3380


    NV; Carson City; State of Nevada, Supreme Court Rural Drug Court; I; $480,588; Honorable Archie Blake; 775-463-6571


    NV; Fallon; Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, Tribal Administrator; P; $30,000; Ms. Susan Keller-Lynch; 775-423-6075


    NV; Gardnerville; Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Grants Office; I; $412,310; Ms. Barbara Peach; 775-265-4191


    NV; Reno; Reno Sparks Indian Colony, Planning Department; P; $30,000; Ms. Carol Pinto; 775-954-5790


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Wayne County; I; $387,551; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie City; I; $281,853; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Oneida County, Utica City; I; $170,145; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Washington County; I; $338,541; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Queens County; E; $267,552; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-1095


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Schenectady County; I; $436,696l; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Richmond County; I; $390,408; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2120


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Westchester County, Yonkers City; I; $393,674; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    NY; New York; New York State Unified Court System - Niagara County, Lockport City; E; $166,424; Mr. Michael Magnani; 212-428-2109


    OK; Anadarko; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, Vaiw Program; P; $30,000; Mr. Bobby Jay; 405-247-9493


    OK; Tahlequah; Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Judicial Branch; P; $29,743; Mr. Harry Claphan; 918-458-9440


    OR; Eugene; Lane County Department of Youth Services; I; $500,000; Ms. Lisa Smith; 541-682-4705


    OR; Salem; Oregon Office of the State Court Administrator, Benton County Circuit Court; I; $498,890; Honorable Janet Holcomb; 541-766-6843


    PA; Scranton; Lackawanna County, District Attorney's Office; I; $499,931; Ms. Ellen Cook; 570-963-0109


    PR; San Juan; Puerto Rico Department of Justice, Drug Court Program Office; E; $6,075; Mr. Rocio Gracia-Rivera; 787-729-2269


    SC; Lancaster; Lancaster County Juvenile Drug Court; I; $479,486; Dr. Paul McKenzie; 803-416-8862


    SC; Rock Hill; County Council Chair, York County Solicitors Office; I; $337,500; Mr. Ouida Dest; 803-909-7575


    SD; Agency Village; Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Court, Tribal Court; E; $116,121; Honorable B.J. Jones; 605-698-7629


    TN; Erwin; Town of Erwin, Mayor's Office; I; $499,245; Ms. Doris Hensley; 423-743-6231


    TN; Lawrenceburg; Lawrence County Drug Court, Lawrence County Government; I; $500,000; Ms. Deborah Hillin; 615-975-0196


    TN; Lebanon; Fifteenth Judicial District, Wilson County Government; I; $500,000; Mr. Jeff Dickson; 931-796-4256


    TN; Maryville; Blount County Government, Blount County Juvenile Drug Court; I; $480,198; Ms. Theresa Irwin; 865-273-5581


    TN; Nashville; State of Tennessee, Administrative Office of the Courts - Williamson County; I; $500,000; Honorable Timothy Easter; 615-790-5426


    TX; Fort Worth; Tarrant County, Juvenile Services; E; $299,927; Mr. Robert Woods; 817-838-4600


    TX; Rosenberg; Fort Bend County, Community Supervision and Corrections Department; I; $499,938; Ms. Patricia Trevino; 281-633-7243


    UT; Farmington; Davis County School District, Office of the Superintendent; I; $499,998; Mr. John Ross; 801-402-5608


    VA; Newport News; Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board; I; $356,308; Ms. Patty Gilbertson; 757-245-0217


    VA; Richmond; Supreme Court of Virginia, Office of the Executive Secretary; E; $298,538; Mr. Robert Baldwin; 804-786-3321


    VA; Richmond; County of Henrico, Community Corrections Program; I; $489,393; Mr. Bruce Cruser; 804-501-5190


    WA; Bellingham; Lummi Indian Nation, Funding Department; I; $500,000; Ms. Karen Burke; 360-384-2214


    WA; Deming; Nooksack Indian Tribe; P; $29,995; Dr. Margaret McFadien; 360-592-5332


    WA; Kennewick; Benton Franklin Juvenile Justice Center, County Juvenile Court; I; $500,000; Ms. Jacqueline Van Wormer; 509-737-2779


    WA; Seattle; King County, King County Superior Court; E; $300,000; Ms. Margaret Tumulty; 206-205-9524


    WA; Tacoma; Pierce County Juvenile Court; I; $500,000; Mr. Daniel J. Erker; 253-798-7906oman";mso-fareast-font-family:"MS Mincho"'> 

    WI; Sparta; Monroe County Justice Department; I; $500,000; Mr. Thomas Weber; 608-269-8787


    WY; Casper; Natrona County Government Board of County

 Commissioners; I; $429,166; Ms. Clara Orr; 307-235-2000


    WY; Fort Washakie; Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Substance Abuse Court; I; $499,997; Mr. James Gamble; 307-332-8052


    Total Number of Grants: 94

    Total Funding: $34,196,620