Community Court grant awarded to Reno Justice Court
Reno, Nevada. Jan. 12, 2016. The Reno Justice Court received $116,815 in grant funding from the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada (JCSN) to expand its Community Court, Young Offenders Court pilot projects, and to form a Sex Trafficking Victims Court. The Court has operated the Court Compliance Program (CCP) specialty court since 2000, focusing its efforts on defendants with substance abuse issues. Over the years, it has become apparent that many defendants also have significant mental health and other specialized needs that must be addressed concurrently with the substance abuse in order to be successful. The grant award from the JCSN allows these important programs to be fully funded, providing the programs’ participants a chance to improve their lives.