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Enhance the operation of the Adult Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,978)

Jackson County Adult Treatment Court (JCATC), a post-plea court program located in, and serving Jackson County, MI is requesting $499,980.00 in BJA funds (BJA-2021-00019; Category 3-ADC). The population of focus is high prognostic risk, high criminogenic need offenders with a substance use related felony. JCATC will enhance access to high need offenders, benefiting individuals with co-occurring disorders, historically disadvantaged groups, those without stable housing, veterans, and individuals suffering from trauma. JCATC aims to increase rates of recovery while reducing substance use and related crimes, reducing court congestion, and reducing jail overcrowding. To that end, JCATC proposes to:
    1) expand the network of providers to accommodate a 50% annual increase in participants,
    2) increase rates of recovery by expanding comprehensive evidence-based interventions,
    3) address and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities,
    4) address gaps in continuum of care for those with COD, using evidence-based and trauma informed care and recovery supports,
    5) develop a strategy to ensure program sustainability without grant funds.

    Currently, JCATC is staffed to support 50 participants. The enhancement project will build capacity and serve a minimum of 75 participants annually, for a total of 300 over the grant period. This expansion will allow more participants to successfully complete the program and achieve self-efficacy, empowering these individuals on their journey towards health, wellness, and recovery.

    Minimum length of participation is 12 months (365 days), maximum length of participation is 18 months (545 days), with the average length of participation at 388.94 days.

    JCATC promotes multiple pathways to recovery and access to MAT through local providers offering evidenced-based FDA-approved medications.

   To address opioid, stimulant, and substance abuse reduction, JCATC will ensure access to the full continuum of care. EBPs including behavioral and cognitive treatments documented to improve outcomes for persons involved in the criminal justice system will be utilized and administered to fidelity such as CBT, MI, and MRT. Trauma and gender specific services are available such as Seeking Safety, Helping Women/Men Recover, and Habilitation, Empowerment, Accountability Therapy. With the enhancement, JCATC will address NADCP Standards 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 (narrative pages 9-10).

    JCATC is not currently leveraging any other federal funding sources and was last awarded a BJA ADC Grant in FY13 (#2013-DC-BX-0033). The FY21 BJA grant opportunity is critical to continuing the drug courts effective operations through active partnerships and involvement that undoubtedly produce better results than costly incarceration for the state, community, and participants.

Date Created: December 17, 2021