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Adult Drug Court Training Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $4,400,000)

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 Adult Drug Court Training Initiative (DCTI). The TTA provider will update and maintain the BJA-approved training curricula on the DCTI web page; offer a training course that introduces law enforcement to justice responses to addiction and related crime with a public health emphasis on treatment; support at least 50 onsite trainings and support speakers to present at a minimum of 26 state-sponsored trainings; host online train-the-trainer operational tune-ups; develop a mechanism to determine a specific drug court program’s training needs and conduct a needs assessment; develop and implement a prioritization process to fulfill training requests; and provide a training on conducting and using risk/needs assessment of drug court participants to determine eligibility, program track placement, and supervision and treatment/program assignment and dosage. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019