Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $600,000)
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 3: Family Drug Courts Implementation will support jurisdictions that are ready to implement a family drug court. Grant awards will support jurisdictions where either no family drug court currently exists or a family drug court has been operational for less than 1 year.
The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, acting as the lead agency in a collaborative effort with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, community based treatment provider, Bridgeway, Inc., and Kay County District Judge propose to implement a family drug treatment court (FDTC) program for Kay County. Project goals include: (1) implementing a Kay County-specific FDTC program that integrates community level understanding of strengths, challenges, and barriers with known information about FDTC best practices and protocol; (2) improving permanency outcomes for participant families; (3) effectively intervening in adult, child, and family risk factors for the target group through the provision of evidence-based services, thereby decreasing risk for negative child and parent outcomes and increasing protective factors; and, (4) improving substance abuse treatment outcomes for participant families. CA/NCF