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Community Approach to Vulnerable Adult Treatment

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,600,000)

The Community Approach to Vulnerable Adult Treatment is a treatmentfocused
diversion project that ameliorates the impact of substance use on vulnerable adults in
Tulsa County by diverting their court cases appropriately, providing wraparound services, and
preventing possible future victimization, at SAMHSA Sequential Intercept 3: Jails/Courts and
Intercept 2: Initial Court Hearings/Initial Detention. Grant funds will be used to retain and hire
personnel include two prosecutors and three case managers who will handle substance-involved
vulnerable adult cases holistically. There is one intended subrecipient of grant funds, Family &
Children’s Services. Beneficiaries of services provided through the grant project are vulnerable
adults in Tulsa County who commit offenses or become victims due to untreated substance use,
mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. The Community Approach to Vulnerable Adult
Treatment (CATVAT) is a collaborative, multidisciplinary program to alleviate the impacts of
substance use on individuals with one or more factors that categorize them as vulnerable,
including advanced age, Serious Mental Illness, intellectual disability, and other characteristics.
Primary activities include joint staffing by CATVAT prosecutors and case managers of
complicated vulnerable adult cases to determine treatment needs, divert criminal cases, detect
victimization, prosecute individuals appropriately, and provide social services to prevent future
victimization. 400 cases will be diverted from traditional prosecution; 300 court-ordered
outpatient cases will be managed; 100 cases ineligible for COO will be managed; 400 screenings
for SUD/MI of jail inmates 65 years and older will be conducted; 200 cases will be prosecuted
with diversion consideration; 100 victim cases will be managed; 300 victim case follow-ups will
be conducted; and 500 cases will be jointly staffed. The requested $1,600,000 will be budgeted
between the following allowable uses of Category 1 funds: Pre-booking or post-booking
treatment alternative-to-incarceration programs (55%), and embedding social workers, peers,
and/or persons with lived experience at any intercept of the Sequential Intercept Model (45%).

Date Created: September 25, 2023