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Livingston County Adult Drug Court Grant to Enhance Drug Court Services

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $278,667)

Program Abstract The 44th Judicial Circuit Court is a court of general jurisdiction located in Livingston County, Michigan, which has an approximate population of 192,000 people and is best described as a suburban/rural jurisdiction.  The 44th Judicial Circuit Court operates a post-adjudication Adult Drug Treatment and is seeking $500,000 in category 3 enhancement funding through the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program (CFDA# 16.585). The Livingston County Adult Drug Treatment Court (ADC) has been operating since January 1999, has accepted over 633 participants, and can accommodate 45 participants. If awarded this grant, the ADC will be able to increase program capacity to 60 participants and will also increase intensity of services for participants with opioid and stimulant use disorders.  A participant must remain in the ADC for a minimum of 15 months, but no longer than 18 months.  The average successful participant is discharged within 15-18 months.  The ADC anticipates that this grant award will directly impact 120 new participants, and the 40 participants engaged in the ADC at the time this grant may be awarded. The ADC targets adult, non-violent felony criminal offenders with substance use disorders (alcohol and/or drugs) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. All persons referred to the ADC must have a clinical assessment performed that diagnoses substance use and mental health disorders according to the DSM-5.  All referred persons must have a moderate or severe substance use diagnosis, to be admitted into the ADC.  Finally, all referred persons are screened for criminogenic risk using the Correctional Offender Management and Profiling for Alternative Sanctions (COMPAS) and NEEDS assessment. The ADC provides comprehensive treatment services for persons with opioid and stimulant use disorders, which includes the use of MAT.  These services will be enhanced through this grant and include: level of care based on the ASAM criteria, case management, and comprehensive instant and laboratory drug testing. The ADC operates with fidelity to the NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards.  The following standards are addressed in this grant:  Standard 1: Target Population [pages 2,3,4,10]; Standard 5: Substance Use Disorder Treatment [pages 2,7,8,10]; Standard 6:  Complementary Treatment & Social Services [2,5,10]; Standard 7: Drug and Alcohol Testing [pages 2,11]; Standard 8:  Multi-Disciplinary Team [2,11]; Standard 9: Census and Caseload [pages 1,11]. Using the Drug Court Case Management Information System (DCCMIS), an encrypted and secure web-based database, managed by the Michigan State Court Administrative Office, the ADC is able to continuously and accurately record key variables for measuring program efficacy and in- and post-program recidivism. The ADC does not currently have a BJA Drug Court Enhancement Grant.  We currently have a SAMHSA Drug Court Enhancement grant that ends at the end of FY21 (September 30, 2021).

Date Created: December 16, 2021