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Muskegon County Recovery Court

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, $725,000)

The 14th Judicial Circuit Court is the court of general jurisdiction Muskegon County, Michigan, which has an approximate population of 176,500 people and is best described as a suburban jurisdiction. The 14th Judicial Circuit Court operates a post-adjudication Adult Recovery Court (hybrid drug/DWI) and is seeking $725,000 in Category 2 enhancement funding through the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The Muskegon County Recovery Court (MCRC) has been operating since January 2019 and has accepted 120 participants and can accommodate up to 60 participants. If awarded this grant, the MCRC will be able to increase program capacity to 70 participants and increase intensity of services for participants with opioid and stimulant use disorders. The MCRC is a minimum 18 months long and 60 months maximum. The average participant graduates in 18–22 months. The MCRC anticipates that this grant will directly impact 160 new participants, and the 60 participants in the MCRC at the time this grant may be awarded. The MCRC targets adult, nonviolent felony criminal offenders with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. All persons referred to the MCRC complete a clinical assessment that diagnoses substance use and mental health disorders according to the DSM-5 and determines level of care according to the ASAM criteria. All referred persons must qualify for intensive outpatient treatment, or higher, to be admitted to the MCRC. Finally, all referred persons are screened for criminogenic risk using the COMPAS and the RANT assessments and must score as high risk. All participants are permitted to use MAT. The MCRC operates with fidelity to the NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. The goals and objectives of our proposal adhere to standards 1 (Target Population), 6 (Complementary Treatment and Social Services), 7 (Drug and Alcohol Testing), 8 (Multidisciplinary Team), and 9 (Census and Caseloads) (see pages 4, 13). These objectives will help the MCRC increase program capacity and enhance service intensity to meet the demands of HR/HN people with opioid and stimulant use disorders.

Date Created: September 27, 2023