County    Name Population in 2010 Square      Miles Population/Sq. Mile (Land Area) County Seat Year       Founded
Fresno 930,450 5,963 156 Fresno 1856

 

 

 

POST CONVICTION DRUG COURT

Fresno Superior Court Awarded $1.031 Million Drug Court Grant

 Fresno, CA – The U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services announced in early October that they will jointly award the Fresno Superior Court a $1,031,249

grant to enhance the adult drug court program. Beginning in 2011, the three-year funding will afford targeted treatment and services for defendants whose mental health disorders may prevent

them from successfully completing substance abuse rehabilitation and fulfilling other Post Conviction Drug Court (PCDC) requirements.

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JUVENILE DRUG COURT

Juvenile Drug Court is a grant-funded program consisting of a Superior Court Judge, Deputy Probation Officer, Deputy District Attorney,

Defense Attorney, Licensed Mental Health Clinician, and Substance Abuse Treatment Provider. This team approach aims at providing juvenile

participants with the tools necessary to lead a drug and crime-free lifestyle is used. The program length is 12 months and consists of substance

abuse treatment, intense supervision, drug testing, and court reviews.  The goal of the program is to divert minors whose primary issues

are substance abuse from further involvement in the criminal justice system. The program holds periodic graduation ceremonies to celebrate

those who have successfully completed the program.

David Ruiz, Probation Services Manager559/495-3634ddruiz@co.fresno.ca.us Susan Murdock 559/495-3809smurdock@co.fresno.ca.us

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BIENNIAL REPORT TO COMMUNITY: 2009-2010

To read the Fresno County Superior Court’s Biennial Report to the Community, click here!