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Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Award Information

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

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) submits a proposal to improve an adult drug court by assisting nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The project seeks to hire four treatment counselors to deliver evidence-based curriculum and one peer specialist to help participants remain engaged in recovery and build family and community relationships. The focus is targeted toward MAT services for those in need of sustaining recovery and preventing overdose. Recovery support services are requested to help participants improve their health and wellness, cope with addiction, and regain social functioning. The adult drug court is a post adjudicated program serving in a suburban community south of downtown Atlanta. An average of 50 clients will be served with BJA funding each year of the grant, or 200 clients total, with 72 being unduplicated clients over the lifetime of the project. The minimum, maximum, and average length of program participants is 18 months, 36 months, and 24 months, respectively. The target population is HR/HN nonviolent offenders with a minimum of one prior felony conviction and an identifiable substance use disorder. Justice-involved persons must be 18+ years of age, have current charge(s) in Clayton County, reside in the county, and have sufficient emotional stability and mental and intellectual capacity. The jurisdiction does not currently have access to all types of MAT services but actively seeks MAT providers in the south metro area.

Date Created: September 27, 2023