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Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program


The Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to enhance the operations of drug courts or to implement new veterans treatment courts.  These courts effectively integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially supervised court settings that have jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism and opioid, stimulant, and substance abuse.

Program Eligibility (who may apply for funding)

For Category 1: Implementation of Veterans Treatment Courts, Category 2: Veterans Treatment Courts, and Category 3: Adult Drug Courts, the following entities are eligible to apply:

  • States and territories
  • State and local courts
  • Counties
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the secretary of the interior)

on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court or veterans treatment court.

For Category 4: Statewide Strategies to Support Adult Drug Courts and Veterans Treatment Courts, the following entities are eligible to apply:

  • State agencies such as the State Administering Agency, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Substance Abuse Agency

State agencies may also include state criminal justice agencies and other state agencies involved with the provision of substance abuse and/or mental illness services, or related services, to criminal substance abusers.

Performance Measures

All BJA grantees are required to provide the relevant data by submitting quarterly performance metrics through BJA’s online Performance Measurement Tool (PMT). Applicants should review the complete list of ADC Discretionary Grant Program performance measures for each category:

See the Grant Performance Measurement and Progress Reporting Information section of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) site for additional information on performance measurement at OJP.

BJA-Funded Drug Courts


Date Modified: August 28, 2020
Date Created: February 17, 2012