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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (JDTC)


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Application Deadline: May 9, 2023


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to support juvenile courts working to establish new juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTC) or to strengthen existing JDTCs. Offers access to treatment and recovery services, case management, and other supports in combination with judicial supervision for youth with substance use disorder (SUDs) or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs), including those with histories of trauma. Aims to reduce substance use and recidivism, and improve outcomes for youth involved in the justice system and their family members.

The JDTC program consists of two grant categories:

  • Category 1: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Planning and Implementation Program are grants available to jurisdictions that want to establish a juvenile drug treatment court. These grants are for jurisdictions where no juvenile drug court currently exists or a juvenile drug court has been operational for less than a year.
  • Category 2: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Enhancement Program are grants available to jurisdictions with a fully operational juvenile drug treatment court to enhance the operation of the court. Jurisdictions applying for funding under this category must have courts that have been fully operational for at least 1 year.

Category specific goals, objectives, and deliverables can be found in the funding announcement.

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $750,000
  • Category 2: $1,000,000

Project period: 48 months

Estimated number of awards: 10 total awards

  • Up to 3 awards for Category 1
  • Up to 7 awards for Category 2

Estimated total program funding: $9,450,000

Applicants are required to provide cash or in-kind matching funds for 25% of the total project costs.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are limited to the following entities:

  • States and territories
  • City, township, or county governments
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments

Priority consideration is given to proposals that promote racial equity and support the removal of barriers to access and opportunity for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by inequality.

In fiscal year (FY) 2023, all state, local, and university and college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process in order to be eligible for grant funding.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

Application requirements, instructions, and other information can be found in the funding announcement.

Applications must be submitted electronically through a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the May 9, 2023 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 23, 2023 deadline.


For questions on submitting in

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:

For programmatic and technical questions:
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
TTY at 301-240-6310

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in FY 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who received funding include include:

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • Community Planning and Coalition Building • Community Supervision • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Mental Health • Opioids • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse • Youth