The RCCC received a $549,999 grant from the DOJ to start a community drug treatment court program

Riley County, KANSAS – According to the statement, the Riley County Community Corrections Department intends to incorporate existing services in order to fulfill grant requirements, such as evidence-based substance abuse treatment, a program for random drug testing, and operationalize the 10 key Drug Court components.

Officials said that this grant can be utilized until September 2025.

Community Corrections Director for Riley County, Shelly Williams, released the following statement:

“The premise behind a treatment court is accountability, rigorous treatment, and a supportive environment with positive reinforcement.

Drug Court participants will attend weekly Court hearings. The Drug Court Team made up of treatment providers, law enforcement, probation, prosecution, defense counsel, and the judge, meet weekly to evaluate progress and make recommendations for therapeutic adjustments and other behavior change strategies.”

More information here.

This story will be updated as new information become available.