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North Las Vegas Community Court Enhancement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,003)

Category of Funding: Category  3
Is Court Pre or Post Adjudication: Post Adjudication
Type of Drug Court Requested: Adult Drug Court (ADC)
Total Amount requested: $ 499,095
Total number of participants to be served over life of grant: 160
Minimum, maximum, average length of program participation: Minimum of 6 months, maximum of 18 months, average of 12 months.
Briefly describe the target population and the jurisdiction’s access to MAT services:
The CARE drug court targets nonviolent misdemeanor offenders that are addicted to alcohol and drugs.  Those with underlying needs, such as housing or employment services, are prioritized in the model.  The individual must demonstrate high substance abuse treatment need, show high criminogenic risk, and agree to participate in the program. A variety of MAT services are available to program participants through treatment partners and will be encouraged in applicable cases.
Briefly describe the plan to provide treatment and services to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse reduction:
Drug court participants will be referred to partner treatment providers and be required to complete their court ordered treatment plan as a condition of their alternative sentencing.  Treatment plans will be customized based on the results of an initial assessment conducted by the treatment provides.  Once the treatment plan has been developed, a variety of evidence-based MI/MET substance abuse interventions (detailed above), along with MAT therapies (if applicable) will be administered to the enrollee over the duration of the case plan.  Progress will be monitored closely by the Case Manager, Treatment Provider, and CARE Court Judge. 
Indicate which of the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards will be addressed and the page numbers where each item is discussed in the application:
All of the NADCP Best Practice Standards are addressed throughout the application. Explciit reference to the standards is found in pages 12-15. 
Indicate whether the jurisdiction is leveraging any other federal funding sources (e.g., Second Chance Act, Justice Reinvestment, or Justice Assistance Grant Program) to support the drug court:
The City of North Las Vegas is utilizing JAG funding to support the drug court via intake assessment tool training.  The City has also partnered with a treatment partner to pursue funding through the Second Chance Act to increase residential treatment capacity
Indicate whether the applicant jurisdiction has ever received a drug court grant from OJP (include grant number): No.

Date Created: December 17, 2021