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Center for Court Innovation State-Based Adult Drug Court TTA

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $3,111,146)

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 state-based technical assistance (TA) to active BJA-funded statewide grantees and the state court problem solving field at large. The TTA provider will work with the site-specific TA provider to ensure maximum coordination in delivering TA at the state and local levels; provide proactive, comprehensive, and user-friendly TA for statewide ADC grantees; conduct site visits and report back to BJA on each; convene quarterly statewide drug court meetings; evaluate statewide drug court coordination and identify key lessons learned; assist states to use data and program performance measures to ensure drug court sustainability; coordinate the provision of local drug court TA with the statewide drug court coordinator; lead the ADC TTA collaborative to implement a telemedicine technology strategy for drug court practitioners. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019