Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NorCo Drug Court Gets $200,000 Grant

Craig Dally is Administrative Judge
of NorCo's Problem Solving Courts
Northampton County Drug Court has received a $200,000 grant from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). According to Problem Solving Court Administrator Stephanie Spencer, this money pays for training, education, monitoring, sober living activities and need-based assistance.

Northampton County's Drug Court is a rigorous five-phase program lasting 18 to 24 months in which graduates must meet the following requirements: (1)complete recommended treatments and aftercare; (2) achieve and maintain sustained sobriety; (3) get a GED; (4) obtain and maintain full-time employment; (5) engage in self-help recovery activities; (6) budget for and meet financial responsibilities including making regular payments on any costs, fines, and restitution they may owe; and (7) volunteer service.

The program not only ensures that individuals are in recovery and contributing to their communities and families, it has also saved over $1,000,000.00 in incarceration costs since its inception. The Court currently has an enrollment of fifty-two (52) active participants, and to date, it has had fourteen (14) graduates.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is the forfeiture money?
Seems you could increase the program using seized funds

Bernie O'Hare said...

Forfeiture funds can be applied to this. Some of it might be.

Anonymous said...

Money well spent rather than incarceration outlays. We can be proud of this program.

Anonymous said...

5.47
Could you try to find out the amount?
All i could find out about the grant is that it is funded from the NCAA sandusky settlement.
Unless i missed something that is.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Looks like you missed a lot, including a name and manners. It is extremely rude to ask me to scurry around and do your bidding and you don't even ID yourself.

Anonymous said...

My apologies.
It is my understanding John Morganelli is a long time friend of yours.
A short phone call would probably get the info.
However i can see your position and i respect your view.