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Clackamas County Integrated Treatment Court; Adult Drug Court Enhancement Grant Residential Treatment Proposal

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $198,346)

The Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments in developing and establishing drug courts for substance-abusing adult and juvenile offenders. Drug court programs funded by the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent offenders. The Program supports the following activities:
adult drug court implementation, single jurisdiction drug court enhancement, statewide drug court enhancement, and planning efforts.

The Social Services of Clackamas County, in cooperation with Clackamas County Integrated Treatment Courts (CCITC), will use the single jurisdiction drug court enhancement grant to increase the treatment, transportation, and data collection components of the drug court.

CCITC is a unique structure of six collaborative treatment court programs - Adult Drug Court, Family Dependency Drug Court, Mental Health Court, DUII Repeat Offender Court, Juvenile Drug Court, and Community Court. Together, these programs unite to build and utilize services, funding streams and dually enroll and transfer participants based on the unique case processing and treatment needs of each participant.

This project addresses a gap in the treatment continuum of care. CCITC focuses on serving applicants with long substance abuse histories who require significant assistance in establishing sobriety. A lack of residential treatment places pressure on the already maximized outpatient treatment and other community services that are structured to serve persons who meet outpatient levels of care. Currently, due to the lack of residential care, CCITC often must assign persons meeting American Society of Addiction Medicines (ASAM) Level III residential care to ASAM Level II outpatient. Funds will support two treatment programs, the DePaul Co-Occurring Program and the Unio Treatment Program. Both programs will provide the necessary residential care for inpatient treatment. In addition, funds will be used to pay for the transportation of participants to and from residential treatment centers. Increased residential capacity would assure each participant receives the appropriate level of care at the appropriate time. All participants would return to intensive outpatient services upon return to the community.

All participants in CCITC will continue to have a comprehensive substance abuse assessment and level of care completed when entering the programs. For those participants assessing at Level III (residential treatment), a clinical judgment will be made whether residential should be in the first part of the treatment process or a more intensive outpatient program should be attempted. The Program Coordinator will be notified of those individuals needing Level III care and meet the financial guidelines for assistance in accessing care. A Program Coordinator will act as the service broker to locate a bed. All participants will return to their outpatient treatment provider upon completion of the residential program.

CCITC utilizes a statewide standardized ACCESS management information system, called the Oregon Treatment Court Management System (OTCMS). The OTCMS allows for the tracking of attendance, incentives, sanctions, drug test, demographics, hearing notes, case management notes, treatment reports, probation reports, educational reports, employment reports, and emergency contacts. Reports are utilized for Statewide Oregon Judicial Department performance measures, internal and external evaluation, and grant reporting and community education.


Date Created: September 4, 2008