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Family Treatment Court Program

Link

https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ojjdp-2023-171736

Additional Links

Notice of Funding Opportunity (Grants.gov)

Deadline

Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2023

Sponsor

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Purpose

Provides funding to establish new family treatment courts or to strengthen existing family treatment courts that 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 two grant categories:

Category 1: Establishing New Family Treatment Courts are grants available to jurisdictions ready to implement a new family treatment court that will provide parents with SUD with treatment services, including screening, assessment, case management, recovery support services, and provide program coordination to family treatment court participants.

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 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

Estimated number of awards:

  • Up to 9 awards for Category 1
  • Up to 5 awards for Category 2

Project period: 36 months
Estimated total program funding: $11,000,000

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
  • Federally recognized Indian tribal governments acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction treatment or drug court

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

Nationwide

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 two-step process:

  • Step 1: Applicants will submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in grants.gov by the June 6, 2023 deadline.
  • Step 2: Applicants will submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the June 20, 2023 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording

Contact

For questions on submitting in grants.gov:
800-518-4726
support@grants.gov

For questions on submitting in JustGrants:
833-872-5175
JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov

For programmatic and technical questions:
Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Response Center
800-851-3420
TTY at 301-240-6310
grants@ncjrs.gov

Rural Awards

Past awards communities received in FY 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