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Responsible Adult Parenting and Sobriety (RAPS) Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $299,056)

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 Colorado Judicial Department will use the enhancing adult drug court services, coordination, and treatment grant to expand and enhance services for Denver Drug Court males between the ages of 18-24 through the Responsible Adults Parenting and Sobriety Project (RAPS). RAPS will provide timely assessment, service coordination, evidence based services, and care management for 50 clients and families per year. The use of the Community Reinforcement Approach Family Training (CRAFT) will also teach concerned significant others how to motivate clients for positive change. Project participants will have access to culturally competent health and wellness programming, mentoring through the Denver Police Department Law Enforcement Advocacy program, along with continuing care to reinforce new skills and promote positive outcomes. For those clients with children, families will have access to evidence-based home visitation designed to increase parenting, thus reducing relapse associated with parental stress while preventing child maltreatment. RAPS' comprehensive framework will ensure that transition aged males and their families receive expedited and quality services designed to decrease criminal recidivism, reduce substance abuse, and improve client-family outcomes.


Date Created: September 29, 2010