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Oklahoma Systematic Actions to Bolster Rehabilitation and Education (SABRE)

Award Information

Award #
2015-DC-BX-0008
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2015
Total funding (to date)
$400,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $400,000)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them. To meet this vision, this program will focus on increasing the effectiveness of juvenile drug courts by: (1) supporting programs or strategies that recognize and engage the family as a valued partner in all components of the program; (2) supporting local training programs or teams that educate practitioners and their families to meet the needs of the adolescent client and include adolescent brain development, integrated treatment, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and strong judicial interaction; (3) supporting the development of local programs that will engage stakeholders and build or enhance partnerships among judges, representatives from behavioral health treatment programs, juvenile justice, social services, school and vocational training programs, law enforcement, probation, prosecution, defense, and community organizations; (4) supporting existing juvenile drug courts to monitor and evaluate current practices to develop strategies to create policies and procedures that will address and provide solutions to identified local barriers and (5) developing and implementing data management systems, including disaggregated data by race and ethnicity of participants.

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) in collaboration with the Oklahoma Juvenile Drug Courts (OJDC), Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA), Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth (OCCY), Oklahoma Institute on Child Advocacy (OICA), and local systems of care community coalitions will work together to achieve the goal of addressing systematic barriers by enhancing the OJDCs and improving the outcomes for youth in the program at state and local levels. The program will develop strategies in each of the following areas that will recognize and engage families: (1) supporting local training programs or teams that educate practitioners and their families to meet the needs of the youth, including core subjects such as integrated treatment, trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and strong judicial interaction; (2) supporting the development of local programs that will engage stakeholders and build or enhance partnerships among judges, treatment programs, juvenile justice, social services, school and vocational training programs, law enforcement, probation, prosecution, defense and community organizations; (3) supporting existing juvenile drug courts to create policies and procedures that will address and provide solutions to identified local barriers; and (4) enhancing Oklahoma's existing juvenile drug court data management systems to include disaggregated data by race and ethnicity of participants. The youth served under this program will be under 18 years old, and have committed a nonviolent crime as a result of their substance use or co-occurring disorder. The grant will serve 105 youth and their family members over the two year award period. Data will be collected at admission, by phase, and at discharge.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2015