Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $380,933)
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 City of St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Treatment Court is reestablishing its Family Treatment Court (FTC) to serve parents/guardians referred by the family and juvenile courts for addiction. Goals will include (1) increase the capacity of the FTC to intervene with substance-using adults and adults with co-occurring disorders who are enrolled with the court as a result of child abuse or neglect, (2) improve treatment outcomes for participants, and (3) strengthen families through reducing recidivism. The program will include a two-track model of treatment and service provision, which will maintain the distinctiveness of both the current Family Court/Juvenile Division and Adult Treatment Court while providing collaborative, holistic, wraparound services to families. The FTC will collaborate with the Family and Juvenile Court, Department of Social Services Childrens Division, Probation and Parole, and other service providers to provide evidence-based treatment and wraparound services for parents to support addiction recovery and family reunification. CA/NCF