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Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Waabshki-Miigwan FY 2022 Adult Drug Court EnhancementProject

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

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

Purpose of project: The goal of the project is to provide drug court professionals in the criminal justice system with the resources needed to plan, implement, enhance, and sustain evidence-based drug court programs for nonviolent individuals with substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Primary Activities:

Objective 1: implement case management system, drug testing, alcohol monitoring, monitor drug testing policies, install and utilize GPS monitoring and ignition interlock devices
Objective 2: maintain and enhance peer mentor and cultural supports, provide facilitation training for counseling staff, provide incentives and sanctions to promote behavioral modifications, increase frequency and duration of treatment for substance use and co-occurring disorders.  
Objective 3: Provide education and outreach to referral sources to target potential eligible clients and ensure 100% of clients are screened for risk/need with validated screening/clinical tools and only eligible high risk/high needs clients are accepted to programming.
Objective 4: gather, maintain, analyze and report on performance measures and data; review data to ensure compliance with best practices and to make programmatic adjustments
Objective 5: Assist clients in connecting with recovery supports

Expected Outcomes: will provide eligible clients the necessary skills, support, monitoring, and connection to the community to live a sober lifestyle while making the community safer by reducing recidivism.

Service Area: Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix Counties 

Intended Beneficiaries: Adult members of Federally recognized Indian Tribes who have high criminogenic needs and high substance abuse dependency needs (high risk/high needs), that have been convicted of a crime involving alcohol or drugs, or where alcohol and drugs were a contributing factor to the offense.

Subrecipients: Not applicable

Category of Funding: Category 2 – Enhancement

Priority Consideration: 1(A). LTBB is a Federally recognized tribal government, seeking priority consideration as a tribal jurisdiction. All project activities will be designed to address barriers of Native Americans, a historically underserved and marginalized population.

Pre- or Post-Adjudication: Pre- and Post-adjudication

Type of Drug Court: ADC-Tribal Healing to Wellness Court.

Name/Location/Address: Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Tribal Court, 7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs MI 49740

Total Federal Amount Requested: $750,000

Total Number of Participants to Receive Services: up to 40 (approximately 10/year)

Minimum Length: 18 months
Maximum Length: Until program completion
Average Length: 18 months

Target Population: The target population includes eligible Tribal citizens in Emmet, Cheboygan and Charlevoix Counties and citizens from other Tribes. 

Plan to provide treatment and services to reduce opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse use or misuse: The WMDCP includes evidence-based treatment and services to address opioid abuse reduction. Early intervention through referral allows clinical assessments to take place quickly to determine the appropriateness of inpatient and/or outpatient treatment options to stabilize and reduce the risk of client overdose. The jurisdiction has access to MAT services. All clients are assessed for their potential participation for MAT services through the LTBB Behavioral Health Department. MAT is supervised by a clinician to monitor compliance and effectiveness. Clients execute a MAT contract if they are assessed and referred for MAT services; 100% of MAT eligible clients receive access to MAT services. No client is denied entry into the program for the use of MAT. Clients in Phase One also receive educational curriculum describing measures they can take to prevent or reverse drug overdose.

NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards (page numbers):

Best Practice Standards Volume 1: Target population & Criminal History Disqualifications pages 5-6 Equity and Inclusion page 11 section C, page 12 section E-F, Roles and Responsibilities of the Judge pages 22-24 A-H, Incentives and Sanctions and Therapeutic Adjustments pages 26-33 A-I.

Best Practices Standards Volume II: Complementary treatment and social services: Page 5-18 sections A-L, Drug and alcohol testing page 26-34 sections A-I, Multidisciplinary Team pages 38- 47 sections A-F, Monitoring and Evaluation Page 61 section A-C

Leveraging Other Federal Sources: No

Previous Drug Court Grants and Planning Training: LTBB is a current recipient of an Adult Drug Court Enhancement grant from OJP (Grant # 2018-DC-BX-0010)

Date Created: September 29, 2022