Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $1,325,000)
OJJDP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are collaborating to enhance the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and establish juvenile drug courts conjointly with the Reclaiming Futures program model to serve substance abusing juvenile offenders. This program supports the implementation of juvenile drug court programs, using best practices in substance abuse treatment, along with the Reclaiming Futures program model. This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. Section 3797u.
The Lucas County Juvenile Drug Court (LCJDC) proposes to increase community safety and reduce delinquency by providing court supervised substance abuse treatment and intensive case management for non-violent substance abusing youth. To accomplish this goal, LCJDC will enhance services provided by existing operations through: improving treatment practices; increasing graduation rates; enhancing operation capacity; and implementing the Reclaiming Futures program model for offenders entering the Lucas County Juvenile Drug Court. The program will serve juveniles ages 14-17 who are abusing alcohol and other drugs (AOD); are currently on probation or have a cases pending in juvenile court for law violations; and are known or have been assessed with a substance abuse issue. LCJDC will: 1) train 100% of staff, providing treatment services to LCJDC participants, to utilize the Global Appraisal for Individual Needs (GAIN) family of assessment tools for clinical screening and follow-up and the Seven Challenges Program treatment intervention model; 2) increase the number of youth served by 25% with more efficient coordination of services; and 3) increase graduation rates by 25%. Progress towards achieving these objectives will be measured using program records data, police reports, and the LCJDC database. CA/NCF