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Mifflin County Adult Drug Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $515,610)

The primary activities of this project are to address the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system with substance abuse issues.  This project effectively integrates evidence-based substance abuse treatment, random drug testing, equitable sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in a judicially supervised court setting with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism and substance abuse and prevent overdoses.   The anticipated outcome of the project is increased community safety through combined community-based supervision, intensive substance abuse treatment and access to support and services.  This project focuses on having participants be accountable for their actions while at the same time providing them with the resources and support they need to assist them in making behavior and lifestyle changes that led to their criminal justice involvement.  Beneficiaries of this project will be individuals involved in the criminal justice system to deem appropriate for the program through evaluations and assessments. 


Funding is being requested under Category 3: Adult Drug Court.  The court is post-adjudication and classified as an Adult Treatment Court.  $762,553.00 is the federal amount being requested for the duration of the grant. This total amount should be the same amount listed on the SF-424 form and in the required budget attachment.


The total number of participants proposed to receive services with these grant funds is 75 over the life of the grant period.  Length of participation is dependent upon individual progress through the Phases of the program.  The target population is individuals involved in the criminal justice system in need of substance abuse treatment within a rural county.  Access to MAT services is limited.  Treatment and services will be provided to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse reduction through local contractors.   


The goals of the project are:

Reduce recidivism and substance abuse among at least 20 adult offenders. 
Provide structured, intense judicial/probation supervision combined with evidence-based substance abuse treatment to at least 20 participants.     
Increase the number of Adult Treatment Court personnel receiving training.  Three Treatment Court personnel will receive training. 
Enhance public safety by addressing the root cause of the offender’s involvement in criminal activity through substance abuse Case Management and system service navigation.

Date Created: December 17, 2021