Thursday, November 01, 2007

Grants promote jail alternatives

Governor Perry's criminal justice division recently announced grants aimed at expanding prison diversion programs, substance abuse treatment, and alternatives to incarceration for troubled youth. CJD approved $4.4 million for 37 drug court programs around the state, $4.5 million for juvenile justice and anti-delinquency programs, and another $5.3 million to drug and violence prevention programs, mostly aimed at youth. See the links to find out what programs got funded, and also this item from the Lufkin Daily News on why Angelina County was glad to receive drug court funding.

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