Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $597,192)
The OJJDP Family Drug Court Program seeks to build the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to sustain existing family drug courts or establish new family drug courts. Category 3: Establishing New Family Drug Courts will support jurisdictions that are ready to implement a new family drug court. These grants are for jurisdictions where either no family drug court currently exists or a family drug court has been operational for less than 1 year.
The Boone County Family Treatment Court (FTC) will establish the states first family treatment court to provide the target population with the collaborative approach and array of services that a family treatment court can offer, including special services for veterans. The FTC seeks to restore healthy families, support a desired change in the behavior of participants (both short and long term), and measure progress toward its goals by capturing all required performance measurements in a managed database. This program will initially serve up to 30 parent participants in the FTC and enroll 100 percent of participants in an evidence-based treatment program according to an individualized treatment or service plan. The program anticipates that increased collaboration and case management, resulting from the addition of personnel funded by this award, will increase Boone Countys ability to serve FTC families, improve service delivery, and improve outcomes. CA/NCF