Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $492,368)
The Missouri 3rd Judicial Circuit Adult Treatment Court (serving Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, and Putnam counties) aims to reduce recidivism related to substance use and promote sustained, long-term. The Court is pursing Category 2: Enhancement and is seeking priority consideration as a rural jurisdiction.The Treatment Court is a post-plea program targeting non-violent felony offenders with a serious history of alcohol and/or drug dependence. This is a voluntary program which includes regular court appearances before the Judge. Treatment is provided through Preferred Family Healthcare and includes drug testing, individual and group counseling, and access to MAT services. The defendant will also be expected to attend self-help meetings and obtain and maintain employment or involvement in vocational or educational programs. The length of the Treatment Court Program is determined by each participant’s progress and will be no less than one year. Successful completion and “graduation” from the program will result in discharge of probation.The Court expects to enroll at least 140 new/underserved court participants over the four-year life of the project (averaged at 35 annually or approximately 10 quarterly). At least 40% of participants with assessed history of trauma will experience and be engaged in trauma services and will report a reduction in trauma-related symptoms by six-month follow-up. A minimum of 50% of participants in specified treatment areas will continue to access therapeutic services or engage in at least one social support three months following treatment. A minimum of 60% of program participants will report reduced use at six-month follow-up; at least 60% will report reduction in relapse events between program start and six-month follow-up; and 60% of program participants will report no additional legal offenses between program start and six-month follow-up.The Court will continue adhering to all NADCP’s Adult Treatment Court Best Practice Standards in the implementation of its Treatment Court Program. However, special emphasis will be placed on strengthening efforts pursuant to Standards VI, VII, IX, and X. See page 11 of the narrative. The 3rd District is requesting a total of $749,915.30 over the four-year life of the project ($187,472.51 in Year 1). The Missouri 3rd Judicial Court has an active drug court grant with OJP (2019-DC-BX-0036) but does not currently leverage any other federal funding sources to support the treatment court.
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