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Adult Drug Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)

Third Judicial District CourtAdult Drug Court Program (ADCP) Enhancement ProjectProgram AbstractThis proposed project is for Grant Category 2: Enhancement of ADCP, with a request for priorityconsideration a (A) under Executive Order 13985, at $ 750,000.00, for the duration of the grant.The purpose of this project is to increase the existing ADCP’s capacity from its current capacity of thirty-(30) to fifty-(50) participants and to enhance services. The ADCP’s structure includes five-(5) phases, encompassing between twelve-(12) to sixteen-(16) months, with the average participant graduating within fourteen-(14) months. The projected increase will result in 200 participants receiving services over the life of the grant period.  The ADCP serves participants residing in Dona Ana County, are pre- and post-adjudication, non-violent offenders, and are suffering from Alcohol or Other Drugs (AOD) abuse and addiction disorders. The target population includes high risk/high need participants, which is also an arrestee population composed primarily of Hispanic race. Page 1 of the Narrative demonstrates the plan in addressing inequalities and lack of opportunities for the Hispanic population as an underserved community. Grant funding will support: Enhancement/increase of current treatment services; Implementation and enhancement of critical support services, such as case management; A dedicated Coordinator to ensure compliance of grant requirements and compliance with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Best Practice Standards, make referrals and gain access to Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) for participants with AOD issues and opioid addiction/abuse, thus reducing overdose; and Expansion of current community supervision services through surveillance monitoring. Evidence-based screening tools and needs assessments will determine the course of treatment services and the ADCP will utilize the NADCP Best Practice Standards to determine the overall course of programming. The Project Narrative addresses each Standard as follows: Standard I – Page 4 Standard II – Page 12 Standard III – Page 6 and 12 Standard IV – Page 13 Standard V – Page 8 Standard VI – Page 13 Standard VII – Page 6 Standard VIII – Page 11 Standard IX – Page 2 Standard X – Page 18The ADCP does not currently receive federal funding, but receives funding through the State of New Mexico; however, Dona County is receiving funding from OJP for the Veterans Treatment Court Program, under grant # 2019-VC-BX-0069.

Date Created: September 27, 2022