Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $435,251)
The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities: Adult drug court implementation, Juvenile drug court implementation, Family drug court implementation, Single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, Statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.
The goals of the Bronx Family Treatment Court ("BFTC") are to provide FTC services to all eligible families, improve outcomes of family reunification in child protective permanency planning cases, proceed meaningfully within ASFA timeframes which will reduce foster care stays for the neglected children, reduce recidivism rates among the client population and provide safe and stable homes for the children by breaking the cycle of addiction and neglect. Specifically, the objectives include admitting at least 100 participant clients into the program in year one; conducting initial assessment within three days of client agreement; initial treatment referral accomplished within one week from point of contact; furnishing timely, accurate and detailed reports to the FTC Judge at each appearance; encourage expedited visitation with compliant clients and their child(ren); achieving a minimum of fifty percent successful family reunification; achieving permanency for the child(ren) within ASFA timeframes and reducing recidivism rates as well as improving client functioning.