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Valor Court Enhancement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $625,000)

Summit County Court of Common Pleas Valor Court Enhancements

U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance

BJA FY 2021 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant

O-BJA-2021-46003 Competition ID C-BJA-2021-00018-PROD


Proposal Abstract


Category of Funding Requested: Category 2

Type of Drug Court: Veterans Treatment Court Type B

Total Federal Amount Requested:  $500,000

Total Number of Participants Proposed to Receive Services with Funds: 300 

Target Population: Veterans with addiction issues involved in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas in Summit County, Ohio.

Summary, Activities, and Deliverables: Summit County Valor Court, presided over by Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, is an Ohio Supreme Court certified specialized docket veteran’s treatment court serving veterans involved in the adult criminal justice system in Summit County, Ohio. It is a specialized docket of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Over 90% of participants suffer from a substance use disorder, and this funding will route to those individuals. This project will expand and enhance Court services by providing participants broad family and interpersonal support services through a new dedicated court-based family counselor; administering financial support to participants for sober housing; and providing grief counseling for participants. Deliverables include new policies/ procedures/ protocols; reports; data sets; and a planning and implementation guide.

NADCP Standards Addressed and Page Numbers: This project addresses NADCP Standards VI (d) and VI (h) referenced in the narrative on pages 2, 3, 11, and 12

Whether the Court is Pre or Post Adjudication: Post-Adjudication

Minimum, Maximum, and Average Length of Program Participation: Minimum - 12 months; Average - 14 months; Maximum - 5 years.

Access to MAT Services - Yes.

Plan to Provide Treatment and Services: 100% of participants will receive treatment and services to reduce substance use and abuse.

Other Federal Funding Sources Leveraged: Valor Court receives funding under 2017 SAMHSA Treatment Drug Court Grant Number: 5H79TI081164-03

Whether Applicant has Received Past OJP Grant: The Summit County Court of Common Pleas received a OJP drug court grant number 2019-DC-BX-0013. Additionally, Summit County received OJP drug court grant number 2012-DC-BX-0051.

Date Created: December 16, 2021