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Turning Point Adult Drug Court Program enhancement and expansion

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Summit County Court of Common Pleas Turning Point Program Enhancements

U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 2021 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant

O-BJA-2021-46003 Competition ID C-BJA-2021-00019-PROD

Proposal Abstract

Category of Funding Requested: Category 3

Type of Drug Court: Adult Drug Court 

Total Federal Amount Requested: $500,000

Total Number of Participants Proposed to Receive Services with Funds: 200

Target Population & Service Area: Nonviolent adult offenders struggling with substance use disorder involved in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas in Summit County, Ohio.

Summary, Activities, and Deliverables: The Turning Point Program, presided over by Judge Joy Oldfield, is an Ohio Supreme Court certified specialized docket that serves residents of Summit County, Ohio by providing effective court-supervision and enhanced treatment services for substance dependent adult felony offenders. It is a specialized docket of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. This project will expand and enhance Court services by increasing the number of participants served with a new Screening & Outreach Specialist; improving the diversity of participants through a diversity audit process; and supporting participant success with financial support for sober housing. Primary activities include hiring and implementing a new Screening & Outreach Specialist; completing and executing a diversity audit and its recommendations; and administering financial support to participants for sober housing. Deliverables include new policies/ procedures/ protocols; reports; data sets; outreach materials; and a planning and implementation guide. 

NADCP Standards Addressed and Page Numbers: Standards I, II, and VI on pages 7, 8, 11, 12, 13

Whether the Court is Pre or Post Adjudication: post-adjudication

Minimum, Maximum, and Average Length of Program Participation: Minimum - 12 months; Maximum - 5 years; Average - 21 months. 

Access to MAT Services: Yes

Plan to Provide Treatment and Services: 100% of participants of TPP receive treatment and services to reduce substance use and abuse. 

Other Federal Funding Sources Leveraged: none

Whether Applicant has Received Past OJP Grant: The Summit County Court of Common Pleas received OJP drug court grant number 2019-DC-BX-0013. Additionally, Summit County received OJP drug court grant number 2012-DC-BX-0051.

Date Created: December 17, 2021