Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,750,000)
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 3: State and County Family Drug Courts Expansion will support states and counties to enhance and/or expand family drug court treatment and recovery practices at the larger state and county levels to more effectively serve families affected by opioid, stimulant, and other substance use disorders.
The State of Washington will (1) expand cross-system collaboration at the state and local levels to engage the Health Care Authority state substance use treatment agency to improve access and coordination of substance use disorder treatment for parents participating in family treatment courts (FTCs); (2) develop a state team and governance structure to engage and support local FTC operations and provide training on nationally recognized practices to be implemented with fidelity across all FTCs; and (3) increase the capacity of existing FTCs, with a focus on courts in rural communities, to expand access to the treatment and services to improve outcomes. CA/NCF