Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $199,791)
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 Brooklyn Treatment Court (BTC) in partnership with the Phoenix House will utilize fiscal year 2009 Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program funding to support the Young Men's Program (YMP), established for young adult males with marijuana dependence. This population was targeted because most remain in initial phases of treatment longer than other participants in drug court, and also have a higher frequency of court-ordered sanctions, to include periods of incarceration. Through the program, participants will receive short-term residential treatment and related support services, as well as educational/vocational advancement services within a structured environment. Program delivery will be divided into three phases, each with distinct goals and objectives. The orientation phase will help participants acclimate to the program by assessing strengths, needs and goals, creating an individualized treatment plan, and introduce individual and group counseling sessions. During the programming phase, participants will work on tasks in their treatment plan, and gain skills that includes recovery management, relapse prevention management, vocation, and parenting. In the continuing care phase, the focus shifts to re-entering the community and establishing the support and skills needed to maintain lessons learned. Performance measurement data will include participant enrollment and program attendance, completion and discharge rates, participant rates of recidivism, and participant rates of positive urine tests.