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41B Veterans Treatment Court Expansion Project

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-21-GG-04263-VTCX
Location
Awardee County
Macomb
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$558,385

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $558,385)

Substance abuse dependence and overdose continue to plague the nation, and, more specifically, our community.  The 41B Veterans Treatment Court is an adult Specialty Court, servicing a target population of veterans who are suffering from dependence upon drugs and/or alcohol, particularly those struggling with PTSD or other mental health issues that their military service may have contributed to.  This program works diligently to decrease the rising number of accidental deaths and overdoses caused by the disease of addiction.  We are requesting enhancement (Type B) funding to expand and improve our existing program by providing key services designed to rehabilitate veterans, mend familes and make our community safer by reducing recidivism, while increasing program retention.  41B Veterans Treatment Court services three funding units, Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Harrison Township, all located within Macomb County, Michigan.  We also  take transfers from other district courts in the tri-county, area.  In fact, 45% of our current participants are transfer cases from other district courts in the county as we are the only (district court) veterans treatment court in Macomb County. We are located at 22380 Starks Drive Clinton Township MI 48036 and the VTC Judge has remained the same since program inception in 2012, Honorable Carrie Lynn Fuca.  We are requesting federal funding in the amount of $498,144.00  We have had previous BJA funding in the past, 2017 VV-BX-0005 and are in a no cost extension. Our current capacity is 20 veterans.  Additionally funding will allow us to re-build to 30 veterans.  If awarded, the grant will service a total of 40 additional veterans. The minimum program length is 12 months, maximum is 24 months, average is 18 months.  Participants have access to MAT (naltrexone, suboxone, etc) throught he VA and through the county agency MyCare. Veterans are offered an array of services through the Detroit VA, including CBT, DBT, ORP.  Treatment plans are formulated after assessment and revised throughout the program.  Specialized care to treat PTSD, TBI, MST is available.  The Domicillary is part of the VA residential/transitional housing programming and is available for those needed intense structure. For those who are non service connected, they will be referred to Class A Training, who provide an arry  Participants must submit a DD214 prior to entry to determine their eligibility, which includes Honorable, Other than Honorable, General Discharges.  We do not accept Dishonorable Dishcarges. This is the only federal grant we are applying for.  Best practices utilized: target population ( serving historically disadvantaged groups, roles and responsibilities of the judge, ncentives sanctions and therapeutic adjustments , substance abuse treatment , census and caseloads,  drug and alcohol testing and  multidisciplinary team

Date Created: December 16, 2021