County Agrees to Become Financial Agent For Drug Court

County Agrees to Become Financial Agent For Drug Court

The Johnson County Commissioners agreed to become the financial agent for the drug court, after speaking to County Attorney Ken DeCock who requested the county do so at their last meeting.

The financial agent is responsible for writing the annual grant application and then is the responsible party for administering and distributing those funds through their proper channels.

The Community Resource Center has traditionally been the financial agent for the program but will not continue to be in the future, although they would help the county get the program up and running according to discussions at the meeting.

DeCock said Johnson County's program was awarded $87,000 last year, but only used 4% of the allocation. The unused money is returned to the Wyoming General Fund.
This year they will apply for the same amount but will more than likely receive Slightly less than last year's amount.

DeCock and Cassie Jarvis, Coordinator for Drug Court, spoke more about the grant and the amount the county
may receive.

The commissioners voted to become the financial agent for the drug court grant, which will be administered by County Clerk Vicki Edelman, and for the chair to sign the grant application for 2014.

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