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Albany County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Expansion & Enhancement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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. Albany County proposes to expand its JDTC program to increase the number of youth served, reduce the number of community and out-of-state placements, and deploy program enhancements to improve program outcomes and reduce recidivism. As a rural county with limited treatment options, Albany County proposes to (1) increase substance use treatment options and success rates, which includes screening, access, assessment, case management, recovery support services, and program coordination; (2) expand the case manager role to support youth participation and connections to services; and (3) improve family engagement services and treatment. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020