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New Hampshire Drug Treatment Technology Enhancement Initiative

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $200,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The Phoenix Houses of New England will support the Drug Treatment Technology Enhancement Initiative to help men, women, and youth who struggle with substance abuse problems. The Phoenix House will implement a new integrated electronic client management system because there has been a dramatic increase in the infrastructure required and the sophistication of data tracking systems needed to maintain program quality and comply with federal and state agencies. The existing client tracking system is outmoded and the clinicians must use paper clinical charts and progress notes and lack access to the newer electronic, web-based diagnostic instruments. The funds will support personnel costs, purchase and installation of equipment and staff training. The new system will enable the grantee to: (1) Thoroughly assess a client's needs; (2) customize treatment; (3) update clinical records; (4) electronically share data within the Phoenix House treatment network and with governmental and community partners; and (5) help program graduates remain in recovery by providing electronic access to Phoenix House support services.


Date Created: September 19, 2010