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Orange and Madison Counties, Virginia Drug Treatment Court Implementation

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,842)

Orange County, Virginia is applying for Category 3: Adult Drug Courts funding under BJA’s Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program to implement a joint Adult Drug Treatment Court (DTC) for the mostly rural county of Orange (pop.36,644) and the completely rural county of Madison (pop. 13,261) located in Central Virginia. The localities will initiate a pilot phase in August of 2021 and, if funded, fully launch the DTC in October of 2021. Primary activities will include assessment, case management, substance abuse treatment, and judicial monitoring of participants. The DTC will use a pre-adjudication model that allows for reduced sentences, reduced charges, and/or charge dismissal upon program completion. Successful completion is anticipated at a rate of 50 to 60%. We antipate that 70% of graduates will remain arrest-free for up to 3 years post completion. The total federal amount requested is $499,862.00.  The program expects to serve a minimum of 96 participants during the 48-month grant period. The program is 14 to 36 months long with an average length of participation expected to be 18 months. The program will target adults with high criminogenic risk/needs who are diagnosed with moderate-to-severe substance use disorder and charged with non-violent felonies in Orange and Madison Counties. Participants must reside in Orange or Madison County. We anticipate that participants will be approximately 78% male and 22% female, 74% white (includes Hispanic), and 26% black. Participants eligible for U.S. FDA-approved medication for the treatment of substance use disorder (MAT) can access MAT services through Rappahannock-Rapidan’s Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program. The DTC will assist participants in accessing MAT as needed. To reduce opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse participants will be provided with individualized, comprehensive, evidence-based care. Services may include residential detoxification, intensive outpatient, individual therapy, and peer support. Narcan will also be provided to all participants. All programming will be evidence-based with rigorous fidelity to the models.  The program has been designed to address all NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. A discussion of this is located on page 12 of the Proposal Narrative. Neither locality has ever received an Office of Justice Programs grant, no other federal funding sources are being leveraged. Both counties are currently receiving Reentry services through a FY20 Second Chance Act grant awarded to OAR/Jefferson Area Community Corrections in Charlottesville, Virginia. We may leverage these services for Drug Court participants.

Date Created: December 17, 2021