Las Vegas Justice Court Receives Grant for DUI Specialty Court Training

Las Vegas Justice Court received a $4,000 grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety for 2021 Specialty Court Training.

Established in 2003, the specialty DUI Treatment Court offers a comprehensive treatment program for misdemeanor DUI offenders, which includes treatment services and court supervision, and holds program participants accountable through the use of alcohol/drug monitoring technology, random observed alcohol/drug testing, house arrest and the use of timely and appropriate sanctions for non-compliance.

“In the middle of 2019, the Las Vegas Justice Court DUI Treatment Court did a major overhaul of the entire program to bring it into compliance with national standards as set forth by the National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) and the NADCP,” said Las Vegas Justice Court Judge Cynthia Cruz. “To maintain our program’s continued national compliance and to assure that our program continues to evolve to provide the most up-to-date treatment court standards for community safety, it is critical that our treatment team regularly attend training with the NADCP and NCDC. This grant allows our court to send two of our team members to this vital training with NADCP.”

Through the support of the Nevada Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety, the DUI Treatment Court program team members will travel to Washington, D.C. Aug. 15-18 to attend the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) RISE21 annual conference. The RISE conference is the preeminent conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform. For thousands in the treatment court field, RISE is an important annual opportunity to attend cutting-edge sessions on critical topics, convene with colleagues from across the globe, and earn valuable continuing education.

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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.