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Jefferson County Family Wellness Court Enhancement

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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 children’s 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

Date Created: September 25, 2018