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FY 2022 DWI Treatment Court Enhancement Project

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-22-GG-03946-DGCT
Location
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2022
Total funding (to date)
$749,980

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $749,980)

The Judiciary of Guam proposes a Category 2 Enhancement Project to expand services for the pre-adjudication DWI Treatment Court (DWITC). The DWITC is located at 120 West O’Brien Drive in Hagatna, Guam 96910.

The Judiciary is seeking OJP’s priority consideration 1(A). The DWITC will address issues related to racial equity and the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that are underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality. Pages 9-10 of the proposal documents how the Judiciary will respond to this priority. Guam’s geography is classified as rural by the Census Bureau.

Judge Vernon Perez oversees DWITC. Program staff includes Court Programs Acting Administrator M.Grace Lapid-Rosadino with contact information of [email protected] or 671-300-3202. Correspondence with Judge Perez may be made through this contact.

The federal amount requested is $749,980. The proposed DWITC Enhancement Project anticipates serving 180 participants. The average length of the program is 16 months, with a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 24 months.

The target population is defendants assessed at medium to high criminogenic risk facing criminal prosecution for a DWI-related offense, and with identified treatment needs. DWITC has access to MAT services via GBHWC.

To reduce substance use, DWITC will implement evidence-based interventions, to include Driving With Care, Moral Reconation Therapy, Helping Men Recover, and individual counseling sessions. DWITC will also collaborate with GBHWC and other service providers for increased level of treatment care and stabilization to prevent overdose, regardless of substance used.

The Judiciary incorporates the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards and Ten Key Components to ensure that current evidence-based principles are applied in DWITC. The goal of the proposed enhancement project is to increase the safety of Guam’s roadways by enhancing DWITC services. The objectives that will be carried out correspond to Standards: Complementary Treatment & Social Services, Drug & Alcohol Testing, Census & Caseload (p.10); Equity & Inclusion, Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment, Multidisciplinary Team (p.11); and Monitoring and Evaluation (p.12).

In 2019, OJP awarded the Judiciary a grant under the FY19 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program to enhance DWITC, expiring September 30, 2022. The opportunity to leverage other federal funding sources is currently not a viable option.

In addition, the Judiciary has these active drug court grants:
FY2020 OJJDP Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, Award 2020-DC-BX-0032
FY2020 SAMHSA Adult Drug Court Enhancement, Award 1H79TI082971
FY2018 SAMHSA Family Drug Court, Award 1H79TI080836
FY2018 Veterans Treatment Court, Award 2018-VC-BX-0027

Date Created: September 27, 2022