Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)
The Butte County Probation Department (BCPD) is requesting FY22 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funds in the amount of $750,000.00, Category 2. To enhance evidence-based programming to participants in the Butte County Treatment Court Program (BCTC). Butte County is a semi-rural county in Northern California, approximately 75 miles north of Sacramento, California (page 3).
The BCTC is a post-adjudication model that serves Adult Drug Court participants who are found to be eligible based on their assessments and prior criminal records. The current capacity is 35 participants per Probation Officer, for a total of 70. The minimum length of the program is 18 months to 24 months and maximum of 60 months.
Participants are convicted of non-violent offenses and found to be high risk/high need offenders with substance abuse disorder treatment needs. BCTC targets the behavior of substance abuse, not the charge for which the individual is on probation. BCTC will explore how the target population compared to the arrestee population and work to bridge the eligibility criteria gap of any discriminatory discrepancies. Participants in need of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) begin treatment upon acceptance through Butte County Department of Behavioral Health.
BCTC proposes to address recovery support services by reinforcing sobriety early and vigorous through assistance with housing, childcare, education, and recovery residence housing. BCTC advocates for a continuum of care for substance use di services for participants and their families (NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards, Vol. I, Standard V, Page 38), Incorporate Intensive Case Management to ensure continuity of care with MAT and Co-occurring substance use issues (NADCP Best Practice Standards, Vol. I, Standard VII, Page 5), Enhancement of drug and alcohol testing (NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Vol II, Standard VII, Page 26); Enhancement of Community Supervision services (NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards Vol II, Standard VIII, Page38).
The BCPD utilizes a forward thinking case management system that has the capability to capture the required participant level BJA Performance Measures and has partnerships to share data with local criminal justice partners to share date that enhance the ability to track multiple recidivism measures.
Butte County Treatment Court
42 County Center Drive
Oroville, CA. 95965
Other Federal funding Sources: None
Previous BJA Grant Information: 2018-DC-BX-0009 Period: 10/1/2018 – 9/30/2024
Butte County is not an Empowerment Zone or Renewal Community
BCTC has never participated in the Drug Court Planning Initiative or DWI Foundational Training.