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Increase the access of Mental Health and Substance use treatment for Veterans in High poverty areas who are justice involved to decrease use of mind altering substances and overdose related death.

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

Abstract: District 11A  Regional Veterans Treatment Court

The District 11A Regional Veterans Treatment Court (VTC), a post adjudication Treatment Court operating continuously since November 2013, is requesting Bureau of Justice Assistance BJA FY22 Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program, (O-BJA-2022-171054) Category 2 competition ID C-BJA-2022-00021-PROD funds in the amount of $750,000.00 with a 25% match. The Purpose of this request is to enhance the VTC, recover from the pandemic, prepare for Post pandemic issues, and to assist non-violent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol while addressing Mental Health disorders.

The total number of participants expected to receive services over the life of this grant period is 160.
The minimum length of our program is 12 months an a maximum 24 months. The average length of program completion being 20 months.
The District 11A VTC operates out of Lillington, NC at 301 West Cornelius Harnett Blvd, Lillington, NC 27546.
The population to be served is High Risk/High Need Veterans with a documented mental health history and/or substance use disorder who have related criminal charges throughout Eastern North Carolina. VA qualified Veterans can receive MAT through the VA. This grant will assist in ensuring veterans without VA access will be able to utilize MAT services.
Drug testing and Mental Health services will be offered through this grant.
To date the VTC is also applying for BJA-2022-171041 to support the court.
This VTC is currently managing BJA 2019-VTC-BX-0081 and BJA 2020-VC-BX-0128

All ten NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards will be addressed: (I) target population on pages 1,3,10,11,14 (II) historically disadvantaged groups on pages 3 and 7-11,14,17 (III) responsibility of the Judge on pages 6-8,11, 14 (IV) incentives, sanctions, and therapeutic adjustments on page 6,13-14 (V) substance abuse treatment on pages 1,2, 8-10,12-14, (VI) complementary treatment and social services on pages 3, 5, and 11-14, (VII) drug and alcohol testing on pages 4 and 7-8, (VIII) multidisciplinary team on page 3, 11, 13,  (IX) census and caseloads on page 2, and (X) monitoring and evaluation on pages 3-5, 11-15. The 10 Key Components are addressed throughout the program narrative.

Date Created: September 29, 2022