Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $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.
Chippewa Cree Tribes juvenile healing to wellness court, located on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana, proposes to provide enhanced treatment services to achieve the goal of reducing the recidivism rate of substance use-related offenses among juveniles on the Rocky Boy Reservation. The objectives are to (1) provide enhanced evidence-based substance use prevention and treatment services, including Moral Reconation Therapy, interactive journaling, Strengthening Families Program, and Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System; (2) hire a program coordinator to ensure project goals and objectives are met; (3) collaborate with Chippewa Cree Tribe Wellness Coalition to update the strategic plan and ensure that policies reflect enhanced services; and (4) provide training for staff to ensure fidelity with JDTC best practices. CA/NCF