Grant Announcement: BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant
BJA's Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program
FY 2019 BJA Drug Court Discretionary Grant RFP is available here
Due Date: April 16, 2019
The Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program provides financial and technical assistance to develop and implement drug courts and veterans treatment courts.
The ADC Discretionary Grant Program includes the ADC and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Programs. These courts effectively integrate evidence-based substance abuse treatment, mandatory drug testing, sanctions and incentives, and transitional services in judicially supervised court settings with jurisdiction over offenders to reduce recidivism and substance abuse and prevent overdoses.
For the purposes of this solicitation, an “adult drug court” is a court program managed by a multidisciplinary team that responds to the offenses and treatment needs of participants who are diagnosed with substance abuse. This explicitly excludes drug offenders who have committed acts of violence.
A “veterans treatment court” is a veterans only docket designed to provide support and resources for veterans in the criminal justice system. These courts are modeled after mental health and drug courts that were established to emphasize treatment rather than incarceration. VTCs are managed by a multidisciplinary team of criminal justice professionals familiar with the unique experiences and issues of veterans that responds to the offenses and treatment needs of these offenders.
Category 1: Implementation: $500,000 for 48 months
Category 2: Enhancement: $500,000 for 36 months