Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)
Catawba County Recovery Court Program Abstract
O-BJA-2022-Adult Drug Court/Co-occurring Discretionary Grant Proposal
Category of funding requested: Category 2: Enhancement;
Catawba County Recovery Court (CCRC) is post-adjudication, serving Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Co-occurring Hybrid Court.
CCRC is located at 100 Government Ave, Newton NC 28658; 25th Judicial District Court. Program contacts include: Chief District Court Judge, Buford Cherry ([email protected]), 828-695-6100; CCRC Coordinator, Karen Teague ([email protected]), 828-327-6026; Julie Walker, CCRC Program Administrator ([email protected]), 828-256-3436 Ext. 12.
CCRC began its first year of operation in fiscal year 2004-05. It has been operated since inception by Clay, Wilson and Associates, Inc. dba: The Cognitive Connection on behalf of Catawba County, in collaboration with the 25th District Court Judges, law enforcement, District Attorney's Office, NC Division of Community Correction, Clerk of Court, public defender, and local healthcare providers.
Through Catawba County's application for a BJA Adult Recovery Court Enhancement Grant of $750,000 for a period of 48 months, continued quality improvement along with CCRC program sustainability is the focus.
CCRC's identified goals are: to reduce recidivism; enhance cultural competency awareness to promote health equity access; increase access to MAT services; increase abstinence rates; assist participants with employment, housing and physical health needs; build family/community support relationships.
The court aims to serve 80 new participants from 2022-2026. Enhancement focus population is high risk/high need individuals including pregnant women, IV substance users, and other substance users who are nonviolent offenders convicted of a felony or misdemeanor drug charge or other convictions if alcohol or other drugs were a contributing factor in the crime committed; DWI Level I and II with a felony or misdemeanor drug conviction; as well as increasing access to offenders who have co-occurring diagnoses.
CCRC addresses Opioid reduction by offering added services such as MAT and psychiatric services for individuals with co-occurring disorders and/or Opioid addiction. Additional enhancement of cultural competency through CLAS training will improve access to behavioral health care, promote quality behavioral health programs, and help reduce persistent disparities in behavioral health treatment for underserved, minority populations within our community. Expected outcomes are to reduce unintentional overdose and recidivism rates which in turn enhance community health and safety.
Clay, Wilson and Associate, Inc. dba: The Cognitive Connection will be the sub-recipient of this BJA enhancement grant under a sub-award contract.