Nearly $1.32 million in grants have been awarded to Cobb County to assist with the Juvenile, Mental Health, Adult Drug Treatment and Family Treatment Courts. AJC file photo

Grants to Cobb courts total $1.32 million

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners recently accepted grants by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council totaling almost $1.32 million to fund programs through June 30, 2018:

  • $634,263 for the Juvenile Court, authorizing a new part-time case manager position and continuation of funding for the full-time program coordinator and full-time juvenile probation officer. These funds also will be used for three programs: Brief Strategic Family Therapy, Thinking for a Change and Aggression Replacement Training. No local match is needed.
  • $201,278 for the Mental Health Court, supporting the coordinator and judicial program coordinator positions with a local match of $22,364 required.
  • $201,893 for the Adult Drug Treatment Court, authorizing the change from part-time to full-time case manager position with a local match of $22,364.
  • $201,893 for the Adult Drug Treatment Court, authorizing the change from part-time to full-time case manager position with a local match of $22,433.
  • $63,628 for the Juvenile Court, allowing the continuation of a full-time juvenile probation officer. No local match is needed.
  • $13,000 for the Family Treatment Court to supplement the previous CJCC grant of $54,427, using these additional funds for counseling and drug screening. A 10 percent local match is required. Existing county-funded contract positions will be used as the in-kind local match to meet this requirement. No additional funding from the General Fund will be needed.

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