Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $889,229)
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 2: Family Drug Courts Enhancement will support jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) family drug court to enhance the operation of the court.
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners will use funding to enhance and expand the existing Pinellas County Family Drug Treatment Court (FDTC), established in 2016. The Pinellas FDTC will implement Families On Track, a new track that prioritizes the provision of outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, followed by access to recovery housing and reentry services for 176 unduplicated adults over the grant period. The goal of the project is to increase the capacity of the Pinellas FDTC team to intervene with substance abusing adult parents and parents with co-occurring mental health disorders to improve the mental, behavioral, and social functioning among parents and families, leading to family stabilization and reunification. CA/NCF