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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

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $366,667)

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 10/01/2021 Proposed End Date 09/30/2025 Funding Amount Requested $499,999.29  Part 3: Please identify the project location and applicant type  Project Location and Applicant Type                                                                                                                 Project Location (City, State) Ephrata, WA Applicant Type (Tribal Nation, State, County, City, Nonprofit, Other) County Government  Part 4: Please provide a project abstractEnter 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 deliverablesText 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 willinclude 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