Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $395,454)
The Drug Treatment Courts Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for individuals with substance abuse problems or co-occurring mental health disorders. Category 1: Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTCs) will support existing JDTCs to develop and implement strategies to enhance their programs based on the OJJDP JDTC Guidelines.
The Washington County Juvenile Drug Court (WCJDC) Program is a collaborative partnership consisting of the circuit court, district attorney, defense attorney, program coordinator, juvenile department, and community treatment providers. WCJDC will enhance its program to better serve youth with substance use issues. The proposed project will: (1) align with the JDTC Guidelines; (2) ensure equitable treatment for all youth by adhering to eligibility criteria and conducting an initial screening; (3) implement contingency management, case management, and community supervision strategies effectively; (4) monitor and track program completion and termination; and (5) increase collaboration with community treatment providers in staffing and court proceedings. CA/NCF