Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $800,000)
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 Hardin County Family Recovery Treatment Court Program (HCFRTCP) will serve and provide treatment to parents with significant drug dependence issues who have lost their children or are at risk of losing their children, and who are in need of intensive treatment and judicial supervision. HCFRTCP is open to adults involved with Hardin County Job and Family Services or Hardin County Juvenile Court who are nonviolent males and females with significant drug problems; 10 new treatment slots annually and 15 already established slots will receive significantly expanded evidence-based treatment services. Using the Clinical and Global Appraisal of Individual Needs assessments, a treatment plan is initiated and needs are identified for each family member (self, children, family, and community). Evidence-based programs, gender-specific programming, intensive supervision, random drug screening, home visits, office visits, judicial reviews, individual/family counseling, and psychoeducation are components of the program. CA/NCF