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Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program - Will County 2022

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $749,991)

WCDC is requesting $749,990.74 of FY 2022 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funding for the adult drug court program. WCDC seeks priority consideration 1B to utilize federal funding to partner with the Spanish Center and the Forest Park Community Center as sub recipients to address racial equity and the removal of barriers to access and promote an opportunity to those who have been historically underserved, specifically Black and Hispanic and Latino people. These culturally specific organizations will each receive a total of $116,000.00 over the life of the grant. (p.10, 12, 18).In addition to the 136 individuals currently in the program, WCDC seeks to serve another 48 individuals each year over the grant period to serve 328 participants. Participation may vary based on the progress; the average length of participation is 18 months.  WCDC is a post-adjudicatory program. Individuals apply and are screened to determine eligibility. The target population is adult individuals charged with a non-violent offense, diagnosed with a DSM5-TR substance use disorder, determined to be moderate to high criminogenic risk, and have moderate to high behavioral health treatment needs as identified using evidence-based assessment tools. WCDC can access to MAT services through licensed treatment providers.       All participants receive behavioral health assessments and individualized treatment plans. The goals are to utilize evidence-based treatment, randomized drug testing and other programing and monitoring to reduce opioid, stimulant and other substance use. NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards will be addressed: Target Population (pg.3), Equity and Inclusion (pg.3, 12, 18, 19), Responsibilities of the Judge (p. 7, 14), Incentives, Sanctions, and Therapeutic Adjustments (p.8), Substance Use Disorder Treatment (p.17), Complementary Treatment and Social Services (p.5), Drug and Alcohol Testing (p.7). Multidisciplinary team (p.14), Census and Caseloads (p.2, 20). Monitoring and Evaluation (p.3, 12, 19).    WCDC is not leveraging any other federal funding sources; the program is supported by other sources of revenue such as court fines and fees and an active drug court grant with OJP (19-DC-BX-0012) which expires September 30, 2022.

Date Created: September 28, 2022