Sep 07 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $197,000 FOR JUVENILE DRUG COURT PROGRAMS IN MARSHALL COUNTY

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL), announced today that the Marshall County Commission will receive $197,934 to develop an improved drug court for juvenile offenders.

Through the improvement of their Juvenile Drug Court, Marshall County is continuing to provide guidance, education, and treatment to juveniles who have problems related to alcohol and other drugs. Additionally, as part of the participants’ treatment plan, parents with children in Juvenile Drug Court will complete a program entitled the “Parent Project” to strengthen their parenting skills.

Sen. Shelby said, “I am pleased to announce $197,934 for the enhancement of the Marshall County Juvenile Drug Court. This is an important program to help end the cycle of substance abuse and crime by juveniles in our communities. By stressing the fundamentals of this program – accountability, supervision, and treatment for juvenile offenders and their parents – I am hopeful we can successfully combat this problem. ”

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