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Region 6 Adult Drug Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $550,000)

Proposal Abstract


Title: Maine Adult Drug Treatment Court Region 6

Category 3  Adult Drug Court Application


Primary Activities and Service Area:  A new adult drug court in Region 6, located in Rockland, Knox County, Maine will serve the four rural coastal counties of Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc. It will increase drug court coverage from 7 to 11 of 16 of Maine’s counties and expand Drug Court availability to 83% of Maine’s population[1]. This proposal follows the recommendation of an independent statewide evaluation of Maine’s adult treatment courts[2] as well as the Maine’s statewide Opioid Response Strategic Plan.[3]

Products:  Maine is ready to fully implement this ADC; a judge, the district attorney, law enforcement and defense counsel have all discussed and endorsed the new court. Maine Pretrial Services, (MPS) will provide case management services. A licensed treatment provider will be selected through a state-mandated RFP process and provide evidenced-based interventions, treatment and related therapies.  All FDA approved MAT will be allowed and are available in the region. 

Deliverables: The treatment court will follow the 10 Key Components and the Best Practice Standards, Volumes 1 and 2. See pages 6, 9-14,18 . The ADC will serve 25 participants at a time throughout the four years of the grant.  Applicants will be required to pay all court ordered  criminal fees, fines and child support while enrolled.  A 60% graduation rate is the goal.

Beneficiaries: The court will target adults 18 years and older with serious criminal charges or probation violations who have a diagnosed moderate-to-severe substance use disorder and are at high risk of future criminal conduct. This will be a post-plea court:  applications may be made at any stage of the criminal proceedings. Clients receive evidence-based treatments,  regular supervision, random drug testing, case management and a full complement of health, education, employment, housing, peer and social supports.  The minimum participation time is 12 months, the average is 18 and there is no stated maximum so long as the client is making progress.

Category and Type of Funds Requested: This application is being submitted under BJA’s Category 3: ADC.  No other BJA funds will be used.  Federal SAMSHA funds, administered by the Maine DHHS, will provide the match. Maine was awarded Grant #s 2010-DC-BX-0057 and BJA-2011-3022.  They are closed.   

Total Federal Request: $500,000


[1] Us Census, 2019

2 https://www.courts.maine.gov/about/reports/adtc-evaluation-report-2020…

[3] https://knowyouroptions.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Strategic-Action-…

Date Created: December 17, 2021