Grant #: 2016-DC-BX-0070
Grantee Name: Buffalo Opioid Intervention Court
Televised Story: Buffalo’s Opioid Court Hopes to Show New Path in Addiction Fight
Brief Description: To help combat the opiate crisis, a BJA-funded drug court in Buffalo, New York, implemented an innovative triage approach to reduce the risk of overdose deaths. The funding covers some staff for the court and treatment programs, which include addiction counseling and medical interventions. The court deploys a Rapid Integration Team that links individuals to immediate treatment. With the help of electronic monitoring tools, a licensed counselor conducts clinical assessments and manages the participants. The program serves as the blue print for the essential elements of opioid courts.
Grant #: 2019-DC-BX-0040
Grantee Name: Clayton County, GA, Adult Drug Court
News Article: Clayton County Adult Felony Drug Court team celebrates grads with drive-thru ceremony
Brief Description: Nine graduates made their way around the parking lot of the Banke Justice Center Thursday afternoon cheering, beeping car horns, and expressing pride for having completed the Adult Felony Drug Court program. The graduation was held drive-thru style due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 18- to 24-month program gives nonviolent Clayton County drug offenders with a substance use problem the opportunity to avoid jail and start over.