Pinellas County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Trust Fund
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Trust Fund monies are used to support local drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. All applications received are reviewed by the Substance Abuse Advisory Board and awarded upon approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Countywide Grant (JAG)
The JAG Countywide program is a federal pass through appropriation that allows states and local governments to support a broad range of programs to prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system through the following purpose areas:
1) Law enforcement programs
2) Prosecution and court programs
3) Prevention and education programs
4) Corrections and community corrections programs
5) Drug treatment programs
6) Planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
7) Crime victim and witness programs
8) Mental health programs
Justice Grant Programs
Family Dependency Treatment Court
A new Pinellas County Family Dependency Treatment Court program that enhances the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s Unified Family Court. Program involves recurrent appearances before a drug court judge, substance abuse assessment and treatment, parenting classes and frequent random drug testing. Goals are to serve thirty to thirty-five individuals annually and reduce the incidence of substance use by participating parents, improve parenting skills, lower the incidence of drug exposed newborns and reduce reports of neglect or abuse.
Veterans Treatment Court Enhancement
Collaborative non-adversarial treatment strategy for veterans currently involved with the criminal justice system who suffer from substance abuse problems and co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), military sexual trauma (MST) and other psychological and physical problems as a result of having served in the Armed Forces.
Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant
Road to Success Program is an expansion of the Public Defender's Crossover for Children program. Assists juveniles and young adults whose cases cross over into both the dependency and delinquency courts and have a mental health diagnosis, substance use disorder, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder.
Pinellas County Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts
A voluntary court supervised comprehensive treatment for eligible non-violent felony offenders. Juvenile Drug court offers youth a diversion program for misdemeanor and felony drug charges.
Drug Court Expansion Program
A prison diversion program that extends substance abuse treatment to a population of nonviolent felony offenders who might otherwise be sentenced to prison.
Pinellas Criminal Domestic Battery Response Improvements Project
Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program. Funds Batterers Intervention Program classes in the jail and provides judicial advocates to assist victims in misdemeanor court.
Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
Facilitates rapid access to care for at-risk children from Early Childhood Court and those of parents in Family Dependency Treatment Court.
Pinellas Adult Drug Court Expansion Program
Outpatient Treatment Services to expand and enhance the capacity of the Pinellas Adult Drug Court to address gaps in the continuum of treatment and facilitate reductions in recidivism and substance abuse.
The Aurora Project provides treatment and therapy services for non-violent offenders with histories of sexual abuse and/or victims of human trafficking in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Adult Drug Court Program.
Pinellas Response to Violence Risk in Family Cases
A Justice for Families Program grant program. Provides for domestic violence advocates, legal services, training for court-based and court-related personnel on the Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) ls SAFeR tool, which will be implemented in family proceedings.