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Family Treatment Court Program


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Application Deadline: May 6, 2024


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides funding to establish new family treatment courts, strengthen existing family treatment courts, and expand family treatment courts at the larger state and county levels to deliver treatment and recovery services to parents with substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring mental health disorders (CODs). Increases collaboration between substance use treatment providers and child welfare systems to improve outcomes, reunite families, and ensure the safety of children. Programs are expected to address the needs of the entire family and must include treatment, recovery, and support services focused on opioid, stimulant, and other substance misuse.

The family treatment court program consists of 3 grant categories:

Category 1: Establishing New Family Treatment Courts are grants available to jurisdictions ready to implement a new family treatment court to provide parental SUD services, including screening, assessment, case management, recovery support services, and program coordination to family treatment court participants. Intended for jurisdictions either without a family treatment court or a family treatment court that has been operating for less than 1 year.

Category 2: Enhancing Family Treatment Courts are grants available to jurisdictions with a fully operational family treatment court to enhance and expand court operations by providing parents with SUD treatment and other services.

Category 3: Statewide or Countywide Family Treatment Courts Expansion are grants available to enhance and/or expand family treatment court at the more populous state, county, or other jurisdiction to effectively serve families affected by opioid, stimulant, and other SUDs.

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

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $750,000
  • Category 2: $850,000
  • Category 3: $1,500,000

Estimated number of awards:

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

Project period: 48 months
Estimated total program funding: $7,800,000

Applicants must provide matching funds for a portion of the project. Generally, an award may not exceed 75% of the total project costs.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • States and territories
  • City, township, or county governments
  • State and local courts
  • Other units of local government, such as towns, boroughs, parishes, villages, or other general purpose political subdivisions of a state
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American Tribal organizations other than federally recognized Tribal governments

Priority consideration is given to applicants that meet the following criteria:

  • Proposals designed to meaningfully advance equity and remove barriers to accessing services and opportunities for communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.
  • Applicants that demonstrate their capabilities and competencies for implementing their proposed project(s) are enhanced because they are a population specific organization that serves communities that have been historically underserved, marginalized, adversely affected by inequality, and disproportionately impacted by crime, violence, and victimization.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing

Application Process

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

Applications must be submitted electronically through a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the May 6, 2024 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the May 20, 2024 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording
Applicant frequently asked questions


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 fiscal year 2023 can be found on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • County of Dunn in Wisconsin received funding to enhance an existing family treatment court that will address the negative impacts of opioids, stimulants, and other drugs by expanding access to treatment and recovery services for individuals and families participating in the treatment court.
  • County of Barron in Wisconsin was awarded funds to strengthen services at an existing family treatment court and improve outcomes for children and families. The project will support efforts to engage pregnant individuals and caregivers and enhance data collection processes and evaluation methods for the court.
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services used funds to establish the District 2 Family-Centered Drug Treatment Court in rural Plymouth, North Carolina. The program will address parental substance use and child neglect, foster long-term stabilized recovery, promote family reunification, and protect the best interests of children.
  • Mason County in Washington received an award to enhance support programs for the family recovery court. The project aims to increase parent engagement and compliance with the court, improve family reunification rates, increase trauma-informed practices, reduce parental substance use and mental health issues, and enhance child well-being and safety.

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • Community Supervision • Justice System • Mental Health • Opioids • Parents, Families, and Children • Recovery • Social Services • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse