Drug and sobriety courts statewide awarded grants

Courts strengthen communities by reducing crime and unemployment rates 

The Michigan Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $11 million to 89 courts statewide to fund the operation of drug and DWI/sobriety programs. Instead of costly incarceration, these problem-solving courts closely supervise offenders who are required to enroll in treatment programs and be drug tested regularly.  Extensive follow-up analysis shows that participants in these courts are far less likely to reoffend.  

“The funding from these grant programs is vital to Michigan’s drug and sobriety courts because it enables them to continue doing what they do best: saving lives, saving money, strengthening families, and building stronger communities,” said State Court Administrator Milton L. Mack Jr.  

Key findings in the MSC Solving Problems, Saving Lives report include: 

• Drug/sobriety court graduates were nearly two times less likely to reoffend after two years.

• Unemployment among adult drug court graduates dropped by more than half.  

• Ninety percent of juvenile drug court graduates improved their education level upon successfully completing a program.

• Ninety-two percent of sobriety court participants who used an ignition interlock device successfully completed a program.

• Sobriety court graduates with interlock devices were three times less likely to be convicted of another offense after four years.

The process of awarding the grants is highly competitive and funding is limited.  As a result, not every court who applied received a grant.

Performance of problem-solving courts is tracked as part of a broader performance measures initiative to monitor court performance statewide.  Data collected is used to identify and share best practices and to target areas that need improvement.  More information is available at http://courts.mi.gov/administration/admin/op/performance/pages/default.aspx.

The list of courts that received drug and DWI/sobriety court grants includes: 

1st Circuit Court - Hillsdale County 

3rd Circuit Court - Wayne County 

4th Circuit Court - Jackson County 

6thCircuit Court - Oakland County

7th Circuit Court – Genesee County

8th Circuit Court - Ionia County  

9th Circuit Court - Kalamazoo County

10th Circuit Court - Saginaw County 

14th Circuit Court - Muskegon

16th Circuit Court - Macomb County 

18th Circuit Court - Bay County  

20th Circuit Court - Ottawa County

21st Circuit Court - Isabella County 

23rd Circuit Court - Alcona County 

23rd Circuit Court - Iosco County 

25th Circuit Court - Marquette County 

29th Circuit Court - Clinton  

30th Circuit Court - Ingham County 

35th Circuit Court - Shiawassee County 

36th Circuit Court - Van Buren County 

37th Circuit Court - Calhoun County 

39th Circuit Court - Lenawee County 

41st Circuit Court - Iron County  

42nd Circuit Court - Midland County 

43rd Circuit Court - Cass County 

44th Circuit Court - Livingston County

45th Circuit Court - St.  Joseph County 

48th Circuit Court - Allegan County 

50th Circuit Court - Chippewa County 

53rd Circuit Court - Cheboygan County 

54th Circuit Court - Tuscola County

56th Circuit Court - Eaton County 

2A District Court - Lenawee County 

2B District Court - Hillsdale County 

3B District Court - St. Joseph County 

4th District Court - Cass County 

8th District Court - Kalamazoo County 

10th District Court - Calhoun County 

14B District Court - Washtenaw County 

15th District Court - Washtenaw County 

16th District Court - Wayne County 

18th District Court - Wayne County 

23rd District Court -Wayne County

33rd District Court - Wayne Count  

36th District Court - Wayne County 

37th District Court - Macomb County 

39th District Court - Macomb County 

40th District Court - Macomb County 

41B District Court - Macomb County 

42-1 District Court - Macomb County 

44th District Court - Oakland County 

47th District Court - Oakland County 

51st District Court - Oakland County 

52nd District Court, First Division - Oakland County 

52nd District Court, Second Division - Oakland County 

52nd District Court, Third Division - Oakland County

52nd District Court, Fourth Division - Oakland County 

54A District Court - Ingham County

54B District Court - Ingham County 

55th District Court - Ingham County 

57th District Court - Allegan County 

58th District Court - Ottawa County 

60th District Court - Muskegon County 

61st District Court - Kent County 

62B District Court - Kent County

64A District Court - Ionia County 

65B District Court - Gratiot County

67th District Court - Genesee County 

70th District Court - Saginaw 

74th District Court - Bay County 

77th District Court - Mecosta County

80th District Court - Clare County 

85th District Court - Benzie County 

86th District Court - Grand Traverse County 

87A District Court - Otsego County 

87C District Court - Crawford County

88th District Court - Alpena County 

90th District Court - Emmet County 

92nd District Court - Luce County 

93rd District Court - Schoolcraft County 

94th District Court - Delta County 

95B District Court - Iron County  

96th District Court - Marquette County 

97th District Court - Houghton County

Barry County Unified Trial Court  

Berrien County Unified Trial Court

For additional information about these grant programs, visit www.courts.mi.gov/pscgrants.

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