Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $399,074)
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 Clark County Juvenile Recovery Court (JRC) will use an evidence-based treatment approach that emphasizes family engagement, increases protective factors, and addresses substance abuse and co-occurring mental health challenges. The program goal is to support JRC in implementing system changes, service delivery, and programming that are in alignment with the OJJDP JDTC Guidelines by implementing the following four objectives: (1) increase family engagement and reduce barriers to accessing community resources; (2) develop and implement at least three strategies so the JRC team can improve their use of individualized case management and comprehensive case planning, and achieve more effective delivery of incentives and sanctions; and (3) reduce criminogenic risk and increase protective factors. CA/NCF