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Washington - Courts and Recovery Enhancement System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $273,680)

The Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program is designed to assist states, state courts, local courts, counties, other units of local government, or Indian tribal governments to implement comprehensive strategies for enhancing drug court capacity by bridging access to both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds. The program supports the development and establishment of drug courts for substance-abusing adults and that enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services. Drug court programs funded by the Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment Grant Program are required by law to target nonviolent criminal offenders.

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services will use the enhancing adult drug court services, coordination, and treatment grant to collaborate in the development and implementation of the Washington Court and Recovery Enhancement System (WA-CARES). The proposed system addresses a critical need for improved, cross-system coordination for drug courts and for better recovery support services for high-risk clients who access chemical dependency treatment through the drug court system. The goals of WA-CARES are to: implement an automated drug court case management system, provide evidence-based recovery support services to adult clients in selected drug courts, train justice professionals and treatment providers regarding the key components of drug courts and the recovery support services model, and conduct process and outcome evaluations of WA-CARES.


Date Created: September 29, 2010