The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for 2024 Adult Treatment Court Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
State: All States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: More than $1 million
Grant Duration: 4 Years
OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. With this solicitation, BJA seeks to provide financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to plan, implement, and enhance the operations of adult treatment courts including management and service coordination for treatment court participants, fidelity to the adult treatment court model, and recovery support services. Adult treatment courts effectively integrate evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, mandatory drug testing, incentives and sanctions, and transitional services in judicially supervised criminal court settings that have jurisdiction over persons with substance use disorder treatment needs to reduce recidivism, increase access to treatment and recovery support, and prevent overdose. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission to uphold the rule of law, to keep the country safe, and to protect civil rights.
To provide adult treatment court agencies, their partners and criminal justice professionals with the resources needed to plan, implement, enhance, and sustain evidence-based treatment court programs for individuals with substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system in order to reduce recidivism, increase access to treatment and recovery support, and prevent overdose.
To ensure that all grantees, over the project period, have access to the BJA treatment court resources (e.g., TTA) needed to:
- Increase the number of potential participants screened (i.e., determine eligibility) and assessed (i.e., identify criminogenic risk, substance use disorder, or mental health conditions).
- Administer mandatory and random drug and alcohol testing of program participants to help monitor substance use and treatment progress.
- Provide or develop access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, as well as recovery support services.
- Provide or develop the capacity to access all three types of FDA-approved medications to treat substance use disorders.
- Increase graduation rates for all treatment court participants actively participating in the grant program.
- Reduce the current recidivism rate among program participants actively participating in the grant program.
- Provide judicial and community supervision, mandatory and random drug testing, substance use and mental health disorder treatment, and appropriate incentives and sanctions.
- Ensure the use of evidence-based practices and principles that incorporate the Best Practice Standards and other relevant research.
- Ensure that all individuals eligible for the treatment court program have equivalent access as measured by the collection and examination of program data.
Category 1: Planning and Implementation
- Planning and Implementation grants are available to eligible jurisdictions ready to commit to a six-month planning phase followed by an implementation phase for an evidence-based adult treatment court. The ATC must have core capacity to provide critical treatment services, case management and coordination, judicial supervision, sanctions and incentive services, and other key services such as transitional housing, relapse prevention, employment, and peer recovery support to reduce recidivism.
Category 2: Enhancement
Enhancement grants are available to eligible jurisdictions with an operational adult treatment court. Funding may be used to assist a jurisdiction to:
- Scale up its existing court program’s capacity.
- Provide access to or enhance treatment capacity or other critical support services.
- Enhance court operations.
- Expand or enhance court services.
- Build or enhance collection and use of key drug operation and outcome data.
- Improve the quality and/or intensity of services based on needs assessments.
The ATC must have core capacity to provide critical treatment services, case management and coordination, judicial supervision, sanctions and incentive services, and other key services such as transitional housing, relapse prevention, employment, and peer recovery support to reduce recidivism.
Category 3: Statewide
State applicants may apply for funding to improve, enhance, or expand adult treatment court services statewide. Statewide activities may include:
- Scaling up capacity for one or more local, state, or tribal ATC programs.
- Helping a local/rural jurisdiction to launch a new ATC as a grant subrecipient.
- Expanding treatment and services.
- Conducting an audit of the practice and technical assistance for adherence to the key components and best practice standards.
- Collecting data and conducting analyses to assess the practice, as well as tracking recidivism and participant outcomes.
- Delivering statewide training and technical assistance (TTA).
- Supporting a treatment court alumni network and/or peer recovery programs to serve treatment court participants.
- Supporting a statewide management information system.
- Supporting the staff needed to expand services statewide.
- Anticipated Total Amount to Be Awarded Under This Solicitation: $47,450,000
- Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount per Award: $2,500,000
- Category 1: Planning and Implementation: $900,000
- Category 2: Enhancement: $1,000,000
- Category 3: Statewide: $2,500,000
- Period of Performance Duration (Months): 48
- Special district governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- State governments
- City or township governments
- County governments.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.