Deadline: 28 February 2017
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for its Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program to establish new drug courts or enhance existing drug court services, coordination, and offender management and recovery support services.
The purpose of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and implement drug courts that effectively integrate evidenced-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over substance-abusing offenders.
As one type of problem-solving courts, drug courts have been demonstrated (where implemented in an evidence-based manner) to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among high-risk participants with substance use disorders and increase their likelihood of successful rehabilitation through:
- Early, continuous, and intense treatment;
- Close judicial supervision and involvement (including judicial interaction with participants and frequent status hearings);
- Mandatory and random drug testing;
- Community supervision;
- Appropriate incentives and sanctions; and,
- Community Reintegration and Recovery support services/continuing care.
Goals, Objectives, and Deliverable
- The overall goal of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (ADCDGP) is to equip courts and community supervision systems with the necessary tools and resources utilizing the most current evidence-based practices and principles to intervene with participants with substance use disorders while preparing them for success in the community. To accomplish this goal, ADCDGP grant funds will be awarded to build and/or expand drug court capacity at the state, local, and tribal levels to reduce crime and substance misuse among high-risk, high-need participants
- Program objectives include assisting courts that utilize evidence-based practices and principles, which are incorporated into the NADCP drug court standards; building and maximizing the capacity of jurisdictions to ensure that all potential participants are identified and assessed for risk and need; ensuring all participants receive targeted evidence-based services; enhancing the provision of recovery support services including transitional clean and sober housing assistance to reduce recidivism; and reducing obstacles to successful recovery, including the provision of civil legal assistance. For enhancement grants, objectives also include supporting strategies that ensure drug court practitioners have tools to effectively manage these interventions, including data collection and analysis to inform system improvement and implementation fidelity, training and technical assistance, and tracking and improving drug court performance.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $45,000,000
- Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
- For Category 1: Implementation and Category 2: Enhancement, applications will be accepted to support states, state and local courts, counties, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court.
- For Category 3: Statewide, applicants are limited to state agencies. State agencies include the state court administrative offices, state criminal justice agencies, and other state agencies involved with the provision of substance use disorder, mental health, or related services to criminal substance misuses such as the State Administering Agency (SAA), the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Alcohol and Substance Abuse Agency.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit grants.gov.