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The Rutherford County Recovery Court DUI Enhancement & Expansion Program

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

This proposal is seeking funding from the BJA FY21 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program; Funding Opportunity Number O-BJA-2121-46003/ Competition ID BJA-2021-00-019-PROD: Category 3: Adult Drug Court.  The total four-year project proposal is $666,667.00 ($500,000.00 federal award /$166,667 local match) and if awarded will be used to expand and enhance the current services of the DUI Treatment Court. Grant funding would allow the DUI Treatment Court to increase its current capacity by adding an additional 60 participants over the four-year period. The proposal includes the hiring of a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) and a Case Manager to increase the service capacity. In addition, the proposal seeks funding for additional curriculum for the treatment program, expand and improve treatment services, funding for participant drug screens, attendance at required BJA training and conferences, and to improve the quality of data collection to measure client outcomes and track recidivism. The DUI Treatment Court is a post adjudication court for people with multiple DUI offenses, as the participants enter into their pleas and are furloughed into the Treatment Court. The DUI Treatment Court is a minimum 12-month program, with the average length of participation being 12-13 months; however, it can last up to 18 months. This coordinated, multi-system approach utilizes the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards as indicated on pages 10-13 of the Project Narrative.

  The DUI Treatment Court utilizes community partners to aid in providing medically assisted treatment (MAT) services to address opioid, stimulant and substance use reduction. The State of Tennessee currently has a grant to be able to offer these services to our participants.  Community partners will be utilized to provide behavioral health services, residential treatment facilities, employment, vocational skills, transitional housing, and other areas as identified. 

The 16th Judicial District Recovery Court has previously received two grants from the Office of Justice Program Bureau of Justice Assistance. One grant was awarded in the year 2000 (2000-DC-VX0088) and the other in the year 2004 (2004-DC-BX-0001). Both of these were awarded prior to the addition of the current DUI Treatment Court. The 16th Judicial District Recovery Court is not leveraging any other federal funding sources to support this DUI Treatment Court.

Date Created: December 17, 2021