Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $745,360)
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 1: Enhancing Family Drug Courts will support courts that are fully operational (for at least 1 year) to enhance services of existing family drug courts.
The goal of the Muscogee County Family Drug Court (MCFDC) is to achieve safe and permanent placements for children by addressing the dependency resulting from substance abuse of a parent or caregiver. MCFDC proposes to enhance their program by increasing the number of program participants who are compliant with treatment goals by increasing the number of case managers and providing Celebrating Families, peer mentoring services, semi-residential housing, recovery support services, services for veterans, prenatal and postpartum resources, resources to children and families/caregivers, and post-graduation services and comprehensive case management services. Outcomes of this program will include parents receiving adequate services to meet substance abuse and co-occurring mental health needs, adequate linkage to services for children, a reduction in drug screens, sober support and peer mentoring, coping and life skills development, repaired parent/child relationships, and reduced reactivation rates among graduates. CA/NCF