Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,999)
The 21st Judicial District is requesting funding for a Category 3, post-adjudication Adult Drug Court. We are ready to fully integrate the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Best Practice Standards, incorporate existing services including evidence-based substance abuse treatment, a random drug testing program, as well as operationalize the Ten Key Components of Drug Courts. The primary activities will include providing care coordination of treatment services, judicial oversight and intensive supervision. Products include providing evidence-based substance use treatment, a random, risk-based drug testing program, and core correctional practices.
The initial beneficiaries of our ADC will include high risk/high need adjudicated Senate Bill 123 (SB123) offenders, with the long-term plan of serving every drug-addicted person under supervision with Riley County Community Corrections!
The total amount of the grant request for the duration of the grant is $500,000. The total number of participants over the life of the grant will include 120 SB123 offenders plus 45 non-SB123 offenders, for a total of 165 participants (RCPD Arrest Data 2018 – 2020; TOADS Revocations FY18 – FY20; & Court Services Caseloads, 2020).
The minimum length of supervision will be 12 months, with the maximum length 18 months, based on five phases of Drug Court. The average length of supervision for those sentenced under SB123 from FY17 through FY19, was 18.05 months (TOADS, 2021).
The target population will initially include convicted SB123 offenders. SB123 was created to treat non-violent drug offenders (under supervision of community corrections) by providing community-based substance abuse treatment. Additional offender types will be added in year’s two through four of the grant.
Currently, SB123 does not cover MAT, however participants will be referred to Konza Clinic in Junction City, Kansas, 25 minutes from the jurisdiction. We will provide treatment and services to address opioid, stimulant and substance abuse reduction to best practice treatment standards.
The NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards that will be addressed include: Target Population (p.3-5 & 7), Equity & Inclusion (p.4-5), Roles & Responsibilities of the Judge (p.4-5), Incentives, Sanctions & Therapeutic Adjustments (p.13), Substance Use Disorder Treatment (p.5-6 & 14), Complementary Treatment & Social Services (p.9, 11 & 16), Drug & Alcohol Testing, Multidisciplinary Team (p.16-17), Census & Caseloads (p.4-5) and Monitoring & Evaluation (p.19-20).
The jurisdiction will not be leveraging any other federal funding sources for the ADC. Additionally, neither this applicant nor the jurisdiction have ever received a drug court grant from OJP.