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Benton County Adult Drug Court Services Enhancement Project

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-21-GG-04194-DGCT
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$550,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $550,000)

PROPOSAL ABSTRACT

 

The Benton County Adult Drug Court (ADC) is located in Arkansas and is

submitting this application to enhance its ADC.

 

This application is for Category 3 ADC Enhancement.

 

The total amount of funding requested is $500,000 over 48 months

 

The target population of the ADC is comprised of non-violent offenders who struggle with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. The ADC accepts offenders who are high risk and will accept those charged with most offense types. Cases excluded include violent charges and sexual offenses. The ADC is both pre- and post-adjudication. Eligible candidates must be reside in Benton or Washington County, have new felony charge(s), revocations or parole violations due to substance use, active or recent history of a SUD diagnosis, and are 18 or adjudicated as an adult. The court uses counselors hired by the probation agency to provide treatment and services to address opioid, stimulant, and other SUD reduction strategies. The ADC works with a local clinic to provide MAT Services. All ADC participants must be in the program for at least 15 months with the average time being 20 months and maximum 4 years. The program has four phases, the last being 6 months in length.

 

The proposed enhancement seeks to enhance and increase services of the ADC as well as

monitor and evaluate the program. Funding will be used to hire a full-time counselor, fund a portion of time (20%) of a case manager and coordinator (20%) (ADC Components #1, #3, & #4), fund the increased costs of the randomized phone drug screening program for the new participants (ADC Component #5), provide training (ADC Component #9) and partner with an evaluation team to monitor and evaluate the program enhancements (ADC Component #8). With additional personnel the total number of participants served will a minimum of 240 and a maximum of 288 (ADC Components #3). Please see the following pages regarding these goals:

 

This jurisdiction has received a drug court grant from OJP for its drug court program. Funding for its drug court included: 2008-DC-BX-0038 and 2011-DC-BX-0110. It is not leveraging any other federal resources to support its drug court programs.

Date Created: December 17, 2021