Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $400,000)
The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance existing drug courts or implement new juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) for individuals with substance abuse problems or co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma. Under Category 2, Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) juvenile drug treatment court to enhance the operation of the court.
The Muscogee County JDTC project will enhance services to address the recurring issue of substance abuse and improve outcomes for program participants. This project will support screening of participants by adding a full-time case manager, a certified youth peer support
specialist, and a vehicle for program transportation. These enhancements will create a program targeted at treating moderate to high-risk juveniles. The goal of the program will be to increase the number of JDTC participants by 20 per year, increase the number of successful participants by 10 percent annually, achieve and maintain a recidivism rate of 15 percent after 1 year of successful completion, and reduce drug and alcohol use by participants. CA/NCF