Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,094)
Culpeper County, Virginia, a mostly rural jurisdiction, is applying for Category 3: Adult Drug Court. If awarded a grant, in October 2021, Culpeper County will launch an Adult Drug Court (ADC) which was approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia for implementation in October of 2019. The ADC planning team in Culpeper received training through the Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative in February 2020. The proposed ADC will use a post-adjudication model. The total federal amount requested for the duration of the grant is $499,184. Culpeper County proposes to serve a total of 80 participants with these funds over the 48 months of the grant. The proposed ADC program is a minimum of 14 months long, no maximum period of time, with the average length of participation expected to be 18 months. The target population to be served includes high criminogenic risk, high criminogenic needs adults who are diagnosed as having a moderate to severe substance use disorder and are charged with non-violent felonies in Culpeper County. We anticipate that participants will be approximately 70% male and 30% female, 75% white, 20% black and 5% Hispanic or other. Any participant who is assessed by a qualified medical professional as eligible for U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for the treatment of substance abuse will be allowed to use MAT if so desired and no participant will be compelled to stop as a condition of participation or successful program completion. Culpeper County has access to MAT services provided through the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services and through several private providers. The plan to provide treatment and services to address opioid, stimulant, and substance abuse reduction includes the use of MAT when assessed as appropriate and the use of the full spectrum of care to serve each individual’s unique needs including detox, residential treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, relapse prevention, aftercare and individual therapy. Moral Reconation Therapy will also be provided. All programming will be evidence based with fidelity to the models. The program has been designed to address all 10 of the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. A discussion of how we will incorporate the standards into our practice is located on page 12 of the proposal. Culpeper County is not leveraging any other federal funding sources to support the drug court and has never received a Drug Court grant from OJP.