Durbin Announces More Than $233,000 in DOJ Funding For Kane County Drug Court Programs

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Kane County Chairman Chris Lauzen today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently awarded a $233,570 grant to Kane County, Illinois to help enhance a variety of drug court services. Today’s funding was made available through DOJ’s FY14 Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment program.

“This funding will support programs in Kane County that transition nonviolent offenders back into their communities,” Durbin said. “This investment will help reduce recidivism and will enhance public safety and the administration of justice in our communities.”


“I would like to thank Senator Durbin for working to bring these resources that will be put to productive use in Kane County. Our community will be safer and more secure because of it,” Lauzen said.

Kane County will use the grant to maximize the capacity of its drug treatment court in order to ensure that all offenders are identified and assessed for risk and need. This funding will also help expand and enhance services such as individualized treatment, vocational and educational services, and community reintegration in order to prevent recidivism and increase the likelihood of long-term recovery.