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Adult Treatment Court Training Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $3,500,000)

The National Drug Court Institute, a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), seeks a total grant of $3.5 million for 24 months under BJA’s FY2023 Adult Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resources Center Initiative, Category 2a: Adult Treatment Court Training Initiative.

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.

NADCP has provided TTA to more than 500,000 professionals in every U.S. state and territory and 22 foreign countries using a variety of methods rooted in adult learning theory, including online via its E-Learning Center (www.nadcp.org/e-learning-center/). In addition, NADCP has published over 75 professional monographs, journals, and issue-specific fact sheets. All TTA services are customized to the recipient's needs and are measured for impact and effectiveness.

The project's overarching goal is to plan, deliver, evaluate, market, and modify a menu of adult treatment court training courses and publications for improved team functioning based on what research shows that works for more effective treatment court implementation and operations. Together, project partners will achieve this goal by implementing the following objectives: (1) Deliver 50 onsite trainings to local jurisdictions; (2) Maintain and update a menu of BJA-approved trainings; (3) Host listening sessions, develop and offer training curriculum on the unique needs of women in treatment courts; (4) Convene practitioner learning communities; (5) Provide training to increase referral, retention and graduation rates for the underserved populations; (6) Develop training on diversity, equity, and inclusion assessment tool in collaboration with American University; (7) Provide training to assist courts with developing sustainable recovery networks and alumni groups; (8) Develop TA and curriculum to align with Bipartisan Safer Communities Act; (9) Develop tools to assess and serve persons at risk for violence who are also in crisis and appropriate candidates for treatment court in collaboration with the University of Omaha;(10) Provide subject matter experts to statewide sponsored trainings; and (11) Collaborate with BJA and TTA partners. All project activities will be tracked and reported to BJA as required.

Date Created: September 18, 2023