The purpose of the Adult Treatment Court (ATC) Discretionary Grant Program is to reduce the misuse of opioids, stimulants, and other substances by people involved in the criminal justice system. Recognizing the significant increase in overdose deaths and their public health impact, BJA also encourages applicants to focus on preventing overdose and overdose deaths. In the proposal narrative, the applicant is required to describe a plan to provide access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in serving individuals with substance use disorders.
Category 1: Planning and Implementation
Planning and Implementation grants are available to eligible jurisdictions ready to commit to a 6-month planning phase followed by an implementation phase for an evidence-based adult treatment court. The ATC must have core capacity to provide critical treatment services, case management and coordination, judicial supervision, sanctions and incentive services, and other key services such as transitional housing, relapse prevention, employment, and peer recovery support to reduce recidivism.
Category 2: Enhancement
Enhancement grants are available to eligible jurisdictions with an operational adult treatment court. Funding may be used to assist a jurisdiction to scale up its existing court program’s capacity; provide access to or enhance treatment capacity or other critical support services; enhance court operations; expand or enhance court services; build or enhance collection and use of key drug operation and outcome data; or improve the quality and/or intensity of services based on needs assessments.
Category 3: Statewide
State applicants may apply for funding to improve, enhance, or expand adult treatment court services statewide. Statewide activities may include:
For further information on project goals, deliverables, and objectives, see the following link: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171509.pdf#page=8
For further information on priority areas, see: https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2023-171509.pdf#page=10
Estimated Total Program Funding: