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.
Jefferson County proposes to implement new services within their pre-existing family drug court in an effort to improve engagement and retention, expand childrens services and serve caregivers. The project goals include implementation of the following components: (1) enhanced engagement and retention services; (2) universal trauma screening of children; (3) in-home trauma informed intervention for children ages 4-12; (4) trauma education for caregivers; and (5) increase collaboration and oversight of the program. The Family Wellness Court Enhancement Initiative will accomplish these goals by hiring a peer engagement specialist and child services case manager. CA/NCF