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Newburgh City Drug Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $901,794)

The City of Newburgh is an urban environment. The funds are being requested for an adult drug treatment court (DTC). The program is post-adjudication. The participants plead guilty and are sentenced upon successful completion of the program or termination from it. The City of Newburgh DTC began operation on July 24, 2003. The number of participants that would receive services with grant funds is 25. The minimum length of DTC is 12 months, and there is no maximum length of stay; however, each participant’s stay is based on individual progress. On average, participants complete the program in about 24 months. The target population of DTC participants are individuals who are 18 years of age or older, are determined to have a substance use disorder, are currently charged with a nonviolent drug offense or drug driven offense, have no significant issues that would delay and/or prevent completion of treatment, and are nonviolent misdemeanor offenders with a history of drug abuse. Individuals are screened for services using the Universal Case Management System (UCMS) screening tool, the Criminal Court Assessment Tool (CCAT). Additionally, each participant has the availability to MAT services through the treatment providers within the community. The drug court is committed to admitting and providing evidence-based interventions to participants with opioid and/or substance abuse by referring participants to NY OASAS licensed treatment programs in the community. Additionally, Narcan training is provided to drug court participants and team members at least once a year by community agencies. The NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards 1, 6, and 10 will be addressed.

Date Created: September 27, 2023