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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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