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 Rockdale County Juvenile Court proposes to enhance its JDTC by improving intensive judicial supervision and evidence-based treatment with the goal of reducing recidivism and substance use by providing improved, enhanced, and expanded access to treatment services. Program objectives include: (1) increase the number of juveniles (and family when appropriate) who receive substance use disorder treatment (SUD); (2) increase services to juveniles currently in drug treatment court; and (3) provide a coordinated community-involved approach that combines judicial oversight with effective SUD treatment services in order to reduce recidivism. CA/NCF