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Washington County Adult Drug Treatment Court Enhancement

Award Information

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

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

Washington County Adult Drug Treatment Court (WCATC) is a postadjudication drug treatment court. The purpose of this expansion is to evaluate and improve
program equity and inclusion measures, increase program capacity, enhance treatment and
supportive services, refine collection and use of program and outcome data, and expand recovery
support services to further improve the alignment with best practice standards. WCATC
is requesting $1,000,000 in federal funds to expand enrollment to 30 participants each year and
at least 90 participants over the life of the grant. The minimum length of participation is 420
days, with no maximum. The average length of services is about 477 days. All participants have
access to all types of available MAT while in service. Project activities to be performed include:
(1) developing a comprehensive equity and inclusion plan with at least one solution piloted and
evaluated; (2) incorporating and assuring evidence-based manualized treatment; (3) developing a
local partial hospital program level of care; (4) collaborating with a community partner that
serves a historically underserved community to remove access barriers; (5) increasing program
staff to meet expansion needs; (6) conducting access, process, treatment, outcome and recidivism
evaluations that are shared with the Coordinating Committee; and (7) expanding the Alumni
Group to every week and family support activities to twice per year. Continued quality
improvement measures will be implemented to adhere to the NADCP’s 10 Best Practices
standards. Washington County adult residents (aged 17 or older) with high criminogenic
risk/need, severe substance use disorder, and postconviction stage of criminal proceedings will
benefit from this program. WCATC intends to contract for case management services with
Elevate Inc., Professional Services Group, and Alarus Healthcare as the identified treatment
providers. Expected outcomes include increased access to the WCATC program, expanded
treatment options and recovery services, and improved program evaluation mechanisms.

Date Created: September 27, 2023