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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $3,250,000)

The National Drug Court Institute, a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), seeks a total grant of $4.5 million for 24 months under BJA’s FY2023 Adult Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resources Center Initiative, Category 5: Veterans Treatment Court Site-Based Technical Assistance.


NADCP is the world's premier training and technical assistance organization for justice system responses to substance use disorders, representing more than 35,000 multidisciplinary professionals and community leaders. For more than 29 years, NADCP has managed numerous federally funded TTA projects—including BJA’s Adult Drug Court TTA program and Veterans Treatment Court TTA program—helping jurisdictions plan and implement evidence-based programs that improve public safety and address the underlying substance use disorders that often drive crime. All TTA services are customized to the recipient's needs and are measured for impact and effectiveness. JFV will work with BJA and TTA Collaborative.


The project's goal is to provide support to veterans through coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and court services to address veterans’ needs and to ensure that services are consistent with the VTC model, including the NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards and the VTC 10 Key Components. Together, project partners will achieve this goal by implementing the following objectives: (1) Deliver TTA to BJA grantee sites and other VTCs including but not limited to how to expand services to veterans who are not accessing VTCs; (2) Create a customized TTA work plan and assign a TA coach to assist each BJA grantee with meeting their application goals; (3) Convene grantee and practitioner learning communities; (4) Provide TTA to grantees on using a diversity, equity and inclusion assessment tool; (5) Deliver 50 local trainings and 10 trainings for veteran mentors per year; (6) Develop training to address specific needs of women in VTCs; (7) Develop an annual report based on the results of the fidelity assessments/10 Key Components of VTC; (8) Develop training to align with Bipartisan Safer Communities Act; (9) Select and support visits for 5 VTC mentor courts; (10) Coordinate with the VA to provide trainings for VJOs and educate VTCs on VRSS and the State Response Exchange System; and (11)  Work to expand services to veterans that cannnot or do not have access to VA resources. All project activities will be tracked and reported to BJA as required.

Date Created: September 18, 2023