Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $643,871)
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 Tulalip Family Treatment Court (FTC) will be an alternative to current dependency proceedings for parents struggling with addiction in the Tulalip tribal community. The FTC program will develop a treatment plan individualized to each family that will last from 1 to 2 years. Each participant will be supported, supervised, and held accountable to their plan by the members of the FTC team. Program goals and objectives include (1) enroll 15 parents during the first year in the FTC and maintain a program of 15 individuals throughout the grant reporting period; (2) connect parents and children enrolled in the program with chemical dependency treatment, mental health treatment, housing services, and other services such as parenting skills classes and job training/placement; (3) screen and refer all enrolled parents and children for trauma counseling within 2 months; (4) reduce positive drug tests for participants over the duration of the program with 6 months of clean tests reported prior to graduation; (5) reduce the number of children placed in out-of-home care, and the duration of such placements; and (6) increase the reunification rate to 50 percent for FTC participants. CA/NCF