Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $600,000)
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 Lane County Juvenile Recovery and Progress Court Enhancement project will address critical gaps in services to medium- and high-risk youth offenders with substance use issues. Project goals are to reduce substance use and recidivism for medium- and high-risk juvenile offenders. The project strategy is to address the underlying cause of substance use/abuse by providing mental health treatment for participants. The goals of this project will be achieved through implementing the following objectives: (1) address the underlying causes of substance use by providing mental health assessments, diagnoses, and treatment with a focus on trauma-related issues; (2) effectively monitor youth progress with randomized, observed urinalyses; (3) incentivize achievement of personal goals and prosocial activities; and (4) sustain and improve the rigor of evaluation to achieve and sustain best practices. CA/NCF