Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $549,906)
The Circuit Court for Prince George's County Adult Drug Court Program is seeking BJA FY21 Adult Drug Court & Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant funding under Category 3: Adult Drug Court. The program is seeking funds in the amount of $499, 915.00. The proposed number of Adult Drug Court participants to receive services through this grant is approximately 65-100 active participants over the term of the grant fund period of 48 months.
The Adult Drug Court Program is a post adjudication, court supervised, voluntary, sanction and incentive based, twelve month comprehensive treatment program. The program was implemented in August of 2002. The Steering Committee members used the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts set forth by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals to develop a comprehensive set of policies and procedures.
The target population includes offenders age 18 years or older, servicing offenders in county, assessed as in need of substance use disorder (SUD) services, high risk/high need offenders. Assessment tools used are Treatment Assessment Protocol (T.A.P.) and the Level of Service/Case Management Inventory LS/CMI which is a validated assessment tools. Offenders with co-occurring conditions are considered for the program as well as offenders who are receiving or seeking Medically Assisted Treatment (M.A.T.) for SUD or mental health diagnoses.
Over the 48 month performance duration, the Adult Drug Court would like to significantly enhance the scope of services to our participants by on boarding a Peer Recovery Specialist to provide a shared experience and provide recovery support in many areas such as health needs, stability of home, and build resources within their community, one case manager to meet the intensive supervision needs of the projected participant numbers, cost of training through the NADCP for 2 new positions and basic equipment for new positions, transportation resources, transitional housing, and General Education Diploma test vouchers. With access to such resources for the participants of the Adult Drug Court over the course of 48 months, the Adult Drug Court will continue to keep up with the best practices outlined in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals recommendations in the Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Volumes 1 and 2.
The Circuit Court for Prince George's County Adult Drug Court is not currently using federal funding sources and has not received a drug court grant from OJP.