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Implement an Adult Drug Court: Reduce Recidivism, substance abuse, and overdoses among offenders by incorporating Drug Court 10 Key Components, NADCP Best Practice Standards and Judicial Supervision

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $366,667)

Applicant POC                                                                                                                                                           

Organization Name

Grant County Superior Court

POC Name

Crystal Burns

Phone Number

509-754-2011 ext. 4144

Email Address

[email protected]


Mailing Address

Grant County Superior Court

Law and Justice Bldg., 2nd Floor; Room 242A

35 C St. NW

Ephrata, WA 98823


Part 2: Please identify the application


Application Information                                                                                                                                        


Solicitation Name

BJA FY 21, Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program


Project Title

Category 3: Adult Drug Court

Proposed Start Date


Proposed End Date


Funding Amount Requested



Part 3: Please identify the project location and applicant type


Project Location and Applicant Type                                                                                                                

Project Location (City,


Ephrata, WA

Applicant Type (Tribal Nation, State, County, City, Nonprofit, Other)

County Government


Part 4: Please provide a project abstract

Enter additional project abstract information. Unless otherwise specified in the solicitation, this information includes:

Brief description of the problem to be addressed and target area and population
Project goals and objectives
Brief statement of project strategy or overall program
Description of any significant partnerships
Anticipated outcomes and major deliverables

Text should be single spaced; do not exceed 400 words.

Grant County, WA has an estimated 2019 population of 97,733.  The county is 61% urban, 39%

rural; the city of Ephrata is the county seat and the largest city is Moses Lake, population:

23,328. Grant County, Superior Court is requesting funding for Category 3: Adult Drug Court;

Competition ID Number: C-BJA-2021-00019-PROD; will operate as a Pre-Adjudication model. 


Requested funds are for an ADC; total federal amount requested for the duration of the grant =

$499,999.29.  The total number of participants proposed to receive services over the life of the

grant period is 144 – 192.  The minimum length of program participation = 12 months; average

length = 15 months; and maximum length = 24 months.


The target population is based on the 2019 Washington State Courts Caseloads of Felony

Criminal Cases resulting in jail/prison sentences or non-institutional sentences for drug and

property offenses. About 78% - 88% of 239 offenders (186 – 210) will meet the eligibility criteria. Approximately 77% - 91% (144 – 192) will opt to enter the program.  The target population will

include those who are High Risk/High Needs as determined by the Level of Service Inventory-

Revised (LSI-R), a validated assessment tool that is standardized and reliable.  Program

participants will have access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services at a local facility:

Moses Lake Community Health Center, Grant County, WA.


The plan to provide treatment and services to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance

abuse reduction includes admitting offenders who are High Risk/High Needs and are addicted

to drugs. Treatment services and primary activities will conform to NADCP’s 10 Key

Components and Best Practice Standards.  Treatment services will include evidence-based

models: Relapse Prevention; Mental Health Services; Trauma-Informed Care; Moral Reconation

Therapy; Case Management; and MAT. 


Recovery support services will include: Sober housing; employment; education; and

transportation referrals.  The program will also include: Mandatory and random urinalysis testing;

equitable, consistent, and appropriate sanctions and incentives; court status hearings;

community and judicial supervision.  Summary of products and deliverables: Reduce recidivism;

Reduce substance use; Reduce court, jail and prison costs and overcrowding; Increase

accountability of drug offenders; Participants become productive and tax-paying citizens.


All 10 of the NADCP Best Practice Standards are addressed in the application on pages 9 – 13. 

Grant County, WA, Superior Court is NOT leveraging any other federal funding sources to

support the proposed Drug Court and has never received a Drug Court grant of OJP.

Date Created: December 17, 2021