Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $550,000)
The Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking $500,000 for the Logan/Todd, KY Drug Courts
(LTDC) under the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program
(BJA-0-2021-46003), Category 3: Adult Drug Court. The LTDC is comprised of two post-plea
felony adult drug court programs. LTDC began in June, 2020 and is currently at capacity for one
staff member (BPS 9).
This project proposes an expansion in number of clients to be served with the hiring of an
additional case manager, and an enhancement of recovery support services through a partnership
with Pennyroyal Center. LTDC was implemented in May, 2020, and minimum, maximum and
average months in the program cannot yet be determined due to the youth of the program. With an
additional case manager, LTDC will expand capacity 42.9% to serve high risk/high needs
nonviolent adult offenders charged with felony offenses who are statutorily eligible for diversion
Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is not denied to any participant before admission or during
the program. Completing the program is not contingent on discontinuation. The program agrees
that MAT participation is a medical decision between the participant and medical provider. There
is local access to MAT.
Opioids and methamphetamines prevention and reduction plans are described in Attachment:
Substance Use Reduction Plan and includes education, medication where appropriate, harm
reduction, and evidence-based treatment modalities and curricula.
Goals for this project (page 11), based on the NADCP Best Practice Standards (BPS) will be (1)
To expand program capacity and capabilities to serve 30 high risk/needs felony participants
annually for a total of 120 over 4 years. (BPS 1, 9); (2) To enhance recovery support and
wraparound services through a partnership with Pennyroyal Center (BPS 5, 6); and (3) To ensure
that implementation and evaluation adhere to objectives and facilitate continuous quality
improvement (BPS 10).
All goals/objectives will be independently evaluated via outcome data based on Specialty Court
MIS and process evaluation data by the evaluation team. This proposal conforms to the framework
of the State Strategy of Substance Abuse Treatment. LTDC has not previously received a drug
court grant from the OJP and is not currently leveraging any federal funding sources.
LTDC is in a rural area of southwestern Kentucky with Qualified Opportunity Zones (Dept. of
Treasury, 2020). See Attachment: Rurality and Attachment: Qualified Opportunity Zones. Thus,
priority consideration is requested.