Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $550,000)
The proposed project is to implement an integrated data system for data collection/compilation, analysis, and report generation for the Orange County Collaborative Treatment Courts program. It will ensure accurate and reliable data are shared amongst the team members, can be used to make sound program decisions, and to efficiently track data for participants. The proposal also includes funding court staff and partner agencies to attend annual NADCP conferences. Obtaining the most up-date information on the adult drug court model and ensuring that all existing and new drug court team members are properly trained are priorities. All participants of treatment courts in Orange County, California, will benefit from a coordinated, integrated data system and trained team members. Primary activities, products, and deliverables include purchasing of an integrated data system, completing implementation training and integration of data systems, updating program policies and procedures, training, and tracking performance through timely reporting of statistics and other required information.
he category of funding requested is Category 3: Adult Drug Court. The Court is post-adjudication, and the type of drug courts funds requested include Adult Drug Court, Co-Occurring substance abuse and mental health court, DUI Court, and Veterans Court (Type B). The requested funding will be shared equally by these programs.
The total federal amount requested is $500,000 for the 2-year project.
The total number of participants proposed to receive services with the grant funds is 500. The minimum length of program participation is 18 months, and the average length is 3 years. There is no maximum.
The target population of this proposal is composed of mostly high-risk and high-need, substance-abusing participants in the Drug Court, DUI Court, Co-occurring Mental Health Courts, and Veterans Court. Over a minimum of eighteen months, participants have access to many services including the right to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). To address opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse reduction, participants will receive regular substance abuse counseling, support meetings, frequent drug and alcohol testing, frequent court appearances, medical treatment, and educational or vocational training.
The project will address Standards 8 and 10 (on page 13) of the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practiced Standards.
The applicant is not currently receiving any other federal funding sources to support the drug court and relies solely on internal resources.
The applicant has received drug court grants from OJP (Completed: 2009-DC-BX-0096; 2012-DC-BX-0003; Active: 2017-DC-BX-0009).