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Developing a Drug Court Resource Center

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,600,000)

The purpose of the BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative (ADC TTA) is to assist states, veterans, tribes, and local justice system officials and treatment professionals to implement evidence-based drug court practices. ADC TTA providers will assist newly established and operational adult drug treatment court programs to: build and maximize capacity; ensure drug court participants are identified and assessed for risk and need; ensure drug court participants receive targeted research-based services; enhance the provision of recovery support services; ensure the provision of community reintegration services to achieve long-term recovery; and collect and report on performance measures and identify and explain trends. In addition, ADC TTA providers will expand TTA services to address priority areas, including rural and tribal communities, partnerships with law enforcement, and addressing the opioid crisis.

The cooperative agreement recipient will, with guidance from BJA, implement the National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center (Resource Center). The TTA provider will maintain the national drug court database of program information; work with BJA to maintain a searchable, online map of U.S. drug courts; update and conduct an annual survey of drug courts nationwide and publish the findings; work in collaboration with the THWC TTA provider to develop and market a THWC survey; develop and disseminate drug court evidence-based practices, fact sheets, videos, statutory and case law development, podcasts, and interactive webinars on emerging topics in the drug court field; review relevant and cutting edge research and develop an annual “Drug Court Review” publication; collect, curate, catalog, and make available drug court operational documents; and work with the ADC TTA collaborative to ensure its materials, findings, and events are disseminated via the Resource Center. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019