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Veterans Treatment Court TTA Initiative

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

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 intensive veterans treatment court TTA to a pool of approximately 50 VTCs (including BJA-funded VTCs) while also identifying and delivering support services in coordination with the state drug court administrators. The selected provider will coordinate an annual VTC conference; provide a wide range of comprehensive onsite/off-site TTA consistent with the VTC model to include the NADCP Best Practice Standards and the VTC 10 Key Components; conduct site visits to VTCs and report back to BJA on each; assist VTCs in using data and program performance measures to ensure drug court sustainability; work with the other ADC TTA providers to deliver VTC training sessions and resources to the field. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2019