Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)
Josephine County Adult Drug Court is seeking an award of $750,000 for the period beginning October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2026 in support of an Expansion Project. Josephine County Adult Drug Court is a pre-adjudication and post-adjudication, specialty treatment court within a rural jurisdiction seeking priority consideration under OJP Priority Area 1A. The plan to address this priority consideration is discussed on pages 9-12 of the Proposal Narrative.
With this award, Josephine County Adult Drug Court will reduce the use of opioid, stimulant, and other substance use in the community by continuing to expand treatment and recovery services to justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders, ensuring equal access through implementation of a new initial assessment tool, and the addition of an evaluator to the Drug Court Team to assist with program review.
The Expansion Project will increase access to critical recovery support services, support barrier removal, and provide clean and sober transitional housing for historically marginalized participants. Enhanced treatment will support the participant and their family to stabilize the family unit, while case management will continue to improve the implementation of treatment services based upon verified assessment to tailor a treatment plan to the individual using evidence-based practices. Case management will also continue to oversee peer mentors and coordinate additional recovery support services, such as assistance securing insurance under the Oregon Health Plan, referral for medical and dental needs, coordination with local physicians for access to Medication-Assisted Treatment, seeking GED tutoring, obtaining identification and birth records, and full coordination of residential treatment.
The Expansion Project will incorporate an evaluator who will review the program through direct observation of staffing and status hearings to help maintain alignment with best practices, identify areas for training or improvement, and assist in the evaluation of data collected through the Oregon Specialty Court Case Management System. In addition, the implementation of the Risk and Needs Triage (RANT) tool prior to program entry will help guide program intakes to ensure equity and inclusion of the target, high-risk, high-need population. With an ongoing commitment to best practices and training that supports the enhancements outlined herein, the Expansion Project will provide for attendance of three team members at the NADCP Rise Conference, twice during the award period.