Monday, November 30, 2009

Dr. Rivera to assist Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, has drafted an assessment plan for drug courts in Jackson County, Oregon, and will also serve as the evaluator for the plan. Funding supporting the durg courts and evaluation has been provided by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission Drug Court Grant Program. The grant is designed to provide funding for drug courts, including addiction treatment, mental health, and employee services, and for court coordinator positions. This grant from the Oregon legislature is aimed at addressing the public safety and public health issues caused by drug use, especially methamphetamine, in the state.