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Cumberland County Adult Drug Treatment Court Enhancement Project

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $722,016)

The purpose of the Cumberland County Adult Drug Treatment Court is to serve as a post-adjudication court and help ensure offenders whose crimes are born out of substance abuse receive treatment to transition to recovery. The purpose of this request is to enhance the courts effectiveness in serving Cumberland County residents. The primary intended beneficiaries of the Cumberland County Adult Drug Treatment Court are residents of Cumberland County, North Carolina, who struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Demographic data shows that these individuals tend to be an average age of 34 years old, with the following demographics: 20 percent male, 80 percent female, 50 percent White, 43 percent Black, and 7 percent comprised of other races. Additionally, all participants will be at least 100 percent below the federal poverty limit. Cumberland County proposes to enhance the Cumberland County Adult Drug Treatment Court program within the service area of District 12 in North Carolina.

Primary project activities include scaling the Adult Drug Treatment Courts capacity, expanding treatment options and services, data collection and analysis for program effectiveness, intensive supervision, drug testing, counseling services, and individualized treatment plans. Cumberland County estimates that the program enhancement will serve 64–80 participants over the project period, with each participant attending the program for an average of 12–18 months. Cumberland County has access to drug treatment providers that provide varying levels of treatment up to and including MAT. The expected outcomes are to reduce drug dependencies among offenders; reduce recidivism in the drug-related court workload; reduce the drug-related workload in district and superior court; increase the personal, familial, and societal accountability of offenders; and promote effective interaction and use of resources among criminal justice personnel. Through this program, participants receive support from a team of professionals including judges, probation officers, attorneys, counselors, and health care providers that incorporate the NADCP Best Practices throughout the process.

Date Created: September 27, 2023