Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $545,680)
We are seeking priority consideration under 1A for projects that address issues related to racial equity, the removal of barriers and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.
The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program’s Enhancement grant will be utilized by the Colorado Fourth Judicial District (4th JD) Recovery Court (RC), located at 270 S. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, to address the impact of the opioid crisis, enhance court operations, and promote equitable recovery for RC participants.
RC is a post-adjudication Adult Drug Court Program and began operations in 2000.
RC requests $545,680 in federal award to implement Project Care.
RC is a 24-month (min.) program and may last longer (around 3 years), depending on each individuals’ unique needs and treatment plan. Up to 150 participants may be served at any given time. RC’s recent census has averaged 112 participants. Through this project, we will serve an estimated 320 new clients (7-8 per month) during the life of this grant cycle. Additional, participants will receive intensive individualized care coordination and connection to culturally and linguistically relevant services, training on the use Narcan in opioid overdoes situations, and enhanced opportunities for post-program feedback. The RC will monitor entry practices, evaluate program outcomes, and monitor racial/ethnic outcomes to demonstrate success and impact.
The RC target population is high-risk/high-need individuals, diagnosed with substance use disorders and for whom addiction is the primary motivator for their criminal behavior. Screening instruments include the Risk and Need Triage, Adult Substance Use Survey, and Level of Supervision Index. All participants have access to medication-assisted treatment. RC has a partnership with the local jail to administer Vivitrol before individuals are released from custody.
The 4th JD received $396,665, from 10/1/2019- 9/30/2022, from BJA for the Adult Drug Court Enhancement Award; and $408,459, from 10/1/2020-09/30/2023, from OJJDP for the Family Drug Court Enhancement Award.