Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $233,910)
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 East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP) Juvenile Court, Family Preservation Court (FPC), will enhance and expand services to participants by providing two peer support specialists. The project will also provide a Strengthening Families Program that would provide a second layer of services for FPC participants by offering an evidence-based program for the entire family at the EBRP juvenile court facility. Further, the project will provide transportation aid for the participants who need it as well as incentives for participant program compliance. CA/NCF