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.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), the Okmulgee County Family Drug Treatment Court (OCFDTC), and CREOKS Behavioral Health Services will create the Collaborative Opportunities for Program Enhancement (COPE) project to enhance services to individuals in the OCFDTC with a specific focus on those with children ages 0-5. COPE will work to improve permanency outcomes, enhance safety, and increase the well-being of the OCFDC participants, their children, and caregivers by accomplishing the following goals: (1) increase collaborations with state and local entities able to best identify and meet the presenting physical, emotional and cognitive needs of the OCFDC children, with a specific focus on children ages 0-5; (2) enhance available treatment services to the court participants, their children, and caregivers who have experienced child removal due to abuse and/or neglect issues and; (3) enhance available treatment services to the court participants who suffer with opioid addiction by providing medication assisted treatment services and supports. CA/NCF