Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $827,973)
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 1: Enhancing Family Drug Courts will support courts that are fully operational (for at least 1 year) to enhance services of existing family drug courts.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Family Treatment Court will increase treatment and case management capacity, decrease the length of wait time for an assessment and initiation of evidence-based substance abuse treatment, and add peer recovery support services. The project will also establish a process to more effectively and efficiently address basic needs and barriers to treatment that negatively influence participant success. Finally, the project will increase program staff training for ongoing development and to meet best practice standards in the field. Through these enhancements, the program will more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the families we serve and increase the retention and graduation rates of participants. CA/NCF