U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,900,000)

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 BJA Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative (DCPI). The TTA provider will develop and manage the DCPI competitive online application process; identify and recommend training sites to BJA; update, deliver, and evaluate BJA-approved trainings and make all sessions available online; provide post-training TTA to sites to finalize their implementation plans; provide ongoing TTA to sites during implementation; and oversee and facilitate mentor court peer learning sessions, providing participant travel cost support as possible. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019