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Justice Department Is Awarding Almost $320 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

View a fact sheet to learn about the FY 2018 awards made for BJA-specific programs, including the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program, Innovative Prosecution Solutions, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, and others.


Funding Webinars – Participate and Access Materials

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA has hosted several solicitation-specific webinars as well as Grant Applicant Education Series webinars. Visit the BJA Funding Webinars page to learn about upcoming webinars and to access presentation files for and YouTube links to watch previously held webinars.


On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center is a podcast series that explores problem-solving courts working to address substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders within the criminal justice system. These voluntary programs serve as a form of deferred adjudication that focuses on rehabilitation and treatment, rather than incarceration. Brought to you by the Justice Programs Office (JPO), a center within the School of Public Affairs at American University, and in part by BJA, the ideas and thoughts expressed in the podcasts do not directly reflect those of the JPO, BJA, or DOJ:

 

  • Episode 1 - Family Treatment Court Basics with Evan Elkin: In this episode, we introduce the National Drug Court Resource Center and explore the basics of family treatment courts with Evan Elkin, the Executive Director of Reclaiming Futures.
  • Episode 2 – Behind the Scenes of Family Treatment Courts with Jill Murphy: In this episode, we speak with Jill Murphy, the program supervisor of the King County Family Treatment Court. Our conversation includes discussion of how family treatment courts function and discuss innovative strategies for working with participants of family treatment courts.
  • Episode 3 - Advice from a Family Treatment Court Graduate: In the final episode, we meet with Teresa Anderson-Harper, a graduate of the King County Family Treatment Court.


The National Association of Drug Court Professionals Annals of Research and Knowledge (ARK) brings together decades of research into justice programs and outcomes in a dynamic online tool. With the ARK, you can indicate an individual’s risk and need profile and his or her stage in the justice system and view detailed information on evidence-based and promising programs matched to that individual. Access the ARK Interactive Tool.

National Drug Court Resource Center Newsletter
Operated by JPO at American University, the National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center strives to provide practitioners and professionals working in the drug court field with the latest information relevant to the drug court field. Subscribe to the National Drug Court Resource Center Newsletter to learn about upcoming drug court events, drug court resources, innovative practices, and various training and technical assistances opportunities.

Eligibility:
For Category 1: Implementation and Category 2: Enhancement, eligible applicants are states, territories, state and local courts, counties, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court.

For Category 3: Statewide, eligible applicants are state agencies such as the State Administering Agency (SAA), the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the State Substance Abuse Agency. State agencies can 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.

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The goal of BJA’s training and technical assistance (TTA) is to assist operational adult drug court and veterans treatment court programs in the development and implementation of improved program practices to improve program effectiveness and long-term participant success. The TTA assists operational courts with their individual goals of building and maximizing capacity; ensuring potential drug court participants are identified and assessed for risk and need; ensuring drug court participants receive targeted research-based services; enhancing the provision of recovery support services; ensuring the provision of community reintegration services to achieve long-term recovery; and assisting in collecting and reporting on performance measures to identify and explain trends.

In order to accomplish this goal, ADC Discretionary Grant Program recipients, as well as the drug court field at large, have a wide range of TTA services available, many of which are FREE. These services include:

Planning Trainings
BJA provides comprehensive implementation training to Adult Drug Courts,  Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, and Veterans Treatment Courts. The training is designed to:

  • Educate teams about the basic components of these courts.
  • Teach the skills necessary for successfully making the shift from standard case processing to treatment court case processing.
  • Build a program that integrates court and treatment functions and adheres to best practice standards.

Site-specific TTA
BJA provides TTA that is flexible and tailored to fit the needs of each individual program and designed to help you develop, implement, and sustain evidence-based practices. The TA includes:

Customized service: Build a comprehensive program of on-site workshops, webinars, and remote assistance.
Strategic partnerships: Initiate collaborations between stakeholders and partners to provide additional resources and support to your program and those it serves.
Coaching and follow-up: Improvement and change take time. To keep the momentum going, and to help your team push through obstacles, drug court experts will provide ongoing, remote coaching and consultation.

Operational Tune-Ups Trainings are reserved for adult drug courts or veterans treatment courts with at least 2 years’ operating experience. The training is FREE, but there must be three treatment court programs that participate. Through this training you will:

  • Learn the latest best practices and how they should be applied to your program.
  • Revise policies and practices relating to incentives and sanctions, target population, supervision, and drug testing.
  • Receive an update on pertinent case law.

Who Should Attend?

  • Judge
  • Prosecutor
  • Coordinator
  • Treatment provider
  • Defense attorney
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Probation officer

Tribal Healing to Wellness Specific TTA
BJA provides a Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Training and Technical Assistance project that includes onsite and offsite technical assistance, regional and national trainings, a publication series, and a webinar series. Services include:

  • Drafting or updating your policies and procedures
  • Team dynamics
  • Specific training in a particular field
  • Community presentations regarding Healing to Wellness Courts

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Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Training

The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is a tribal-specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts. The Enhancement Training features Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies.

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State Specific TA

BJA provides training geared toward state court administrators seeking assistance in planning, operations, evaluation, data collection and institutionalization of drug courts statewide. This multipronged approach will help states to coordinate the efforts and resources of government agencies involved with drug court operations and to identify a drug court system that best suits an individual jurisdiction.

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National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners
Launched by the Center for Court Innovation with BJA support, the National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners offers access to training on a wide array of subjects, including the psychopharmacology of addiction, sanctions and incentives, trauma-informed care, and methamphetamine addiction. Courses include video lessons by experts in the field, virtual site visits of drug treatment courts around the country, interviews with practitioners, and a resource library of documents and reference tools.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Response Center
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E-mail: grants@ncjrs.gov
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Drug Courts, BJA, NIJ, and OJJDP, May 2018. This brief presents an overview of drug courts across the country.
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Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Case Management, BJA-Sponsored, May 2018. This resource is designed to provide Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and their staff a guide to effective case management and the case manager role.
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Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Treatment Guidelines (2nd Edition), BJA-Sponsored, November 2017. This resource provides tribal communities with an overview of Western substance abuse treatment strategies, drawing upon drug court standards and best practices, and the experiences of hundreds of tribal and state adult and juvenile drug courts.
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Teleservices: Happening Now!, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This fact sheet details the implementation of innovative teleservices programs in seven jurisdictions around the country to enhance drug treatment courts.
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Grant Awards

President Donald J. Trump Signs an Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
On March 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to study ways to combat and treat the scourge of drug abuse, addiction, and the opioid crisis.

Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS)
BJA participates in DOJ's Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) and suggests tribal jurisdictions consider applying for drug treatment funding under purpose area 3 of CTAS. For more information, please see the CTAS solicitation.

Tribes are still eligible to apply for funding under the BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation and the Joint Adult Drug Court solicitation to enhance coordination and treatment however the CTAS solicitation will better allow tribal drug court applications to be peer reviewed and rated against other tribal applicants in accordance with the tribal key components.


Announcement:

Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative

Through the FY 2019 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative opportunity, BJA seeks providers to support both Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Program grantees. Apply by: April 16, 2019.


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

Through the FY 2019 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. Apply by: April 16, 2019.


Webinar: Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Center Initiative

Register to participate in a March 21 webinar about the FY 2019 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance and Resource Center Initiative funding opportunity. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this opportunity, review eligibility requirements, funding categories, and address frequently asked questions. A Q&A session will conclude this webinar.


Upcoming Webinar: Applying for BJA's Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant

Register to attend the March 7 webinar, Applying for BJA's Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant: What You Need to Know. During this event, BJA staff will provide an overview of the FY 2019 funding opportunity, details about application requirements, and answers to solicitation questions.


Participate in Adult Drug Court Solicitation Webinar

On March 5, at 1 p.m. ET, join BJA for the FY 2019 Funding Opportunity for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The BJA Adult Drug Court Solicitation webinar. This webinar will cover the FY 2019 solicitation, including requirements of the grants, the tribal key components and NADCP Drug Court Standards, performance measures, and grant writing tips.


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program

BJA has released the FY 2018 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation. Through this program, BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. Apply by: June 5, 2018.


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation Available

BJA has released the FY 2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation. This program provides resources to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent, criminally involved persons with substance-use disorders. Apply by: February 28, 2017.


Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement

BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives. Applications are due May 31, 2016.


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement

BJA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. Applications are due May 31, 2016.


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation Available

BJA is seeking applications through the FY 2016 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services. This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusers. Applications are due April 19, 2016.


Funding:

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/16/2019, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services.
Solicitation  FAQs


BJA Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiative FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/16/2019, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center (ADC TTA) Initiative.
Solicitation  FAQs  Webinar (3/21/2019)


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
Application Deadline: 06/05/2018, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, to include coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with addictions, including those related to opioid abuse and overdose.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/28/2017, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, management of drug court participants, and recovery support services. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent, criminally involved persons with substance-use disorders, including those related to opioid substance-use disorders.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/31/2016, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding under the Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives. This program furthers the Department’s mission by assisting communities to develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing drug court participants.
Solicitation


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/31/2016, 11:59 PM
BJA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. This program furthers the missions of DOJ and HHS by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent offenders with substance use disorders.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2016 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/19/2016, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusers.
Solicitation


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/01/2015, 11:59 PM
BJA and SAMHSA are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2015 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 04/16/2015, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services.
Solicitation


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/28/2014, 11:59 PM
BJA and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are seeking applications for funding to enhance drug court services, coordination, and substance abuse treatment and recovery support services.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2014 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/18/2014, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services.
Solicitation


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment
Application Deadline: 06/13/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA and SAMHSA are accepting applications to enhance the court services, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts.
Solicitation  Requirements Resource Guide


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2013 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/21/2013, 11:59 PM
BJA is seeking applications for funding to establish or enhance drug court services, coordination, offender management, and recovery support services.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Planning, Training, Technical Assistance, and Resource Center Initiatives FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/14/2012, 11:59 PM
Selected providers will support the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program grantees as well as the adult drug court field-at-large under five categories of activities:
Solicitation


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 05/25/2012, 12:00 PM
BJA and SAMHSA are accepting applications to enhance the court services, coordination, and evidence-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services of adult drug courts.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Joint Adult Drug Court Solicitation to Enhance Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/09/2011, 11:59 PM
The purpose of this joint initiative is to allow applicants to submit a comprehensive strategy for enhancing drug court services and capacity, permitting applicants to compete for both criminal justice and substance abuse treatment funds with one application.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 06/09/2011, 11:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Enhancing Adult Drug Court Services, Coordination, and Treatment FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/11/2010, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation  Resource Guide


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2010 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/11/2010, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state and local courts to establish or enhance drug courts and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation  Resource Guide  FAQ


Adult Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Initiative FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/31/2009, 07:59 PM
This program assists communities develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Research to Practice Initiative FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/26/2009, 07:59 PM
This program assists communities to develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Planning and Training Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/26/2009, 07:59 PM
This program assists communities to develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2009 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 01/29/2009, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state and local courts to establish or enhance drug courts and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation  Resource Guide  FAQ


Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2008 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 01/10/2009, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state and local courts to establish or enhance drug courts and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Tribal Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2007 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 08/29/2007, 07:59 PM
This program assists tribal communities develop effective drug court strategies for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2007 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/06/2007, 07:59 PM
This program provides resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state and local courts to establish or enhance drug courts and systems for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation


Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2005 Competitive Grant Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/31/2005, 07:59 PM
This program helps states, state courts, local courts, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop and establish drug courts for nonviolent substance-abusing offenders.
Solicitation  Resource Guide

 

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