Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $646,951)
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 Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will implement a family treatment court (FTC) for Washita and Custer Counties. Program goals include (1) implement a FTC program that integrates a community-level understanding of the strengths of the FTC model to address the challenges and barriers that families experiencing substance use face within the child welfare system with known information about FTC best practices and protocol; (2) improve permanency outcomes for participant families; (3) effectively intervene in adult, child, and family risk factors through the provision of evidence-based services, thereby decreasing risk for negative child and parent outcomes and increasing protective factors; and (4) improve substance use treatment outcomes for participant families. The FTC will serve a total of 75 adult participants and 112 children over the course of the grant period. CA/NCF