Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $746,482)
The OJJDP Family Drug Court Program seeks to build the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to sustain existing family drug courts or establish new family drug courts. Category 1: Enhancing Family Drug Courts will support courts that are fully operational (for at least 1 year) to enhance services of existing family drug courts.
The Cass County Family Treatment Court (FTC) proposes to enhance evidence-based treatment and services by providing parents, children, and families with culturally inclusive, trauma-informed, and family-centered treatment and access to services that will protect children, reunify families when safe to do so, and expedite permanency. The FTC will implement the following activities: (1) conduct valid reliable assessments by case managers; (2) enhance culturally inclusive, trauma-informed, and family-centered evidence-based service and treatment for parents, children, and families when clinically indicated; (3) conduct opioid overdose training for parents, families, and teams; (4) conduct interdisciplinary team trainings; and (5) provide drug/alcohol testing that is random, accurate, and reliable. The FTC expects to increase their capacity to serve parents by 30 percent over the grant period. CA/NCF