Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $718,873)
We are requesting Enhancement funding to serve the mostly rural parish of Terrebonne which as of 2020 holds a population of approximately 109,580. We are not seeking priority consideration. We are a post-adjudication court and the funds are being requested to serve our Adult Drug Court (ADC) program. We are requesting $718,872.71 for the life of this grant. The number of participants expecting to be served over the life of this grant is 224. The minimum length of stay in the program is 18 months, the maximum is 36 months, and the average length of stay is estimated at 32 months. Our present number of participants served is 57 ages 18 and up. Eighteen (18) were female (1 black, 14 white, 2 Native American and 1 Asian/Pacific) and 39 were male (10 black, 27 white and 2 Native American). Of the 58 participants screened from Jan. 2021 – April 2022, 54 were identified as High Risk/High Need, which is our target population. There is a sufficient medical community to oversee MAT in this jurisdiction. In the more recent years, there has been an increase in participants with opioid use disorder. This proposal serves to enhance the services to participants with opioid use disorder. Two interventions have been selected to address the issue: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Naltrexone (Vivitrol) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). The proposed project will address standards #s 1, 5, 6, and 7 as indicated on pages 11 & 12 of the project narrative. We applied for two FY22 SAMHSA Grants (GRANT13609861/NOFO:TI-22-010/MAT and MRT PROJECT and GRANT13584043/NOFO:TI-22-002/The “Regaining of Life” project). We have two active drug court grants with OJP (2019-DC-BX-0041 and 15PBJA-21-GG-04250-DGCT). The 2019 grant will end on 9/30/22. Our only other current federal funding source is TANF.