Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $550,000)
Clallam County District Court is requesting Category 3 funding for a pre-adjudication co-occurring substance abuse and mental health court, or a Co-Occurring Therapeutic Court (COTC). We are requesting $500,000 total, to be distributed evenly over 4 years. The total number of participants proposed to receive services with these funds is approximately 80 over the course of 4 years. The minimum length of program participation is 12 months, the maximum is 24 months, and the average is 18 months. The target population for this grant is high risk/high need adults who have been diagnosed with Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders who have been charged with felonies or misdemeanors. Clallam County Courts have an established history of working closely with the local MAT providers, which include four locations in Port Angeles, one in Forks, and soon to be in Sequim. We will be working closely with a single local Substance Use Disorder treatment provider to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse reduction.
All ten NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards are addressed in the proposal in the following pages:
I. Target Population: Page 2
II. Equity and Inclusion: Page 3
III. Roles and Responsibilities of the Judge: Page 15
IV. Incentives, Sanctions, and Therapeutic Adjustments: Pages 9 and 10
V. Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Pages 4, 5, 8 and 16
VI. Complementary Treatment and Social Services: Pages 8 and 14
VII. Drug and Alcohol Testing: Page 9
VIII. Multidisciplinary Team: Pages 14 and 15
IX. Census and Caseloads: 1 and 2
X. Monitoring and Evaluation: Page 17
COTC is not currently leveraging any other federal funding sources for support, however we plan to do so within the next year. Our jurisdiction has never received a drug court grant from OJP.