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The Grant to Enhance Co-Occurring Services in the 32nd Judicial Circuit Treatment Courts

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Cape Girardeau
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $749,278)




The 32nd Circuit Treatment Court of Southeast Missouri, applicant. is requesting funding in the amount of $750,000 from Category 2 ENHANCEMENT: Competition ID: C-BJA-2022-00018-PROD of the BJA FY22 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The applicant is proposing to enhance services received by participants with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and a Mental Health Disorder (MHD) by offering timely access to mental health services that are currently not obtainable without Medicaid coverage or by being placed on a waiting list to be seen by a psychiatrist and receive recommended services for treatment of such to the applicant’s area participants of ADC, Co-Occurring, and DUI courts. This is in accordance with NADCP Adult Drug Court Practice Standard VI Provide Complimentary Treatment and Social Services as proposed on page 11 of the Proposal Narrative. By being able to provide access to these services immediately upon acceptance into these programs the applicant believes it can improve outcomes through elimination of this barrier to success.

The applicant is not requesting any priority consideration in this proposal and is a post-plea/post adjudication treatment court program.

The 32nd Circuit Treatment Court Judge is:

Scott Lipke

Circuit Court, Division 1

Cape Girardeau County Courthouse

203 North High Street

Jackson, MO 63755

(573) 335-2802

The 32nd Circuit Treatment Court Administrator is:

Taylor Wichert

Treatment Court Administrator

32nd Judicial Circuit

203 North High Street

Jackson, MO 63755

(573) 204-2961

The applicant intends to provide these services to 120 participants over 48 months. The minimum time period for the applicant’s treatment court program is 15 months with the maximum time period being 20 months and the average time being 18 months. All participants have access to MAT services and all participants receive intensive SUD treatment services with a focus on reducing and abstaining from use of opioid, stimulant and other substance abuse, use, or misuse along with mandatory drug and alcohol testing in compliance with NADCP Adult Drug Court Practice Standard VII Drug and Alcohol Testing as referenced on page 11 of the Proposal Narrative.

The applicant currently has a multi-jurisdictional grant through SAMHSA specifically for the Family Treatment Court (FTC) Program, NOFO NUMBER TI-17-0004. This was awarded to the 35th Circuit in Dunklin County, MO and shared with the 32nd and 33rd Circuit to expand and enhance the FTC’s in the 32nd and 33rd Circuit while providing a Service Coordinator and Project Director in the 35th Circuit.

Date Created: September 28, 2022