Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $400,000)
The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance existing drug courts or implement new juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) for individuals with substance abuse problems or co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma. Under Category 2, Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Enhancement grants are available to jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) juvenile drug treatment court to enhance the operation of the court.
The Fourth Judicial District Court JDTC project will expand substance use disorder and mental health treatment for juveniles. The purpose of the expansion is to reduce recidivism and substance abuse among youth in Elko County by implementing evidence-based practices to address behaviors that have led to involvement in the juvenile justice system. Project objectives will be accomplished with treatment expansion and service enhancements that will fill existing gaps in substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, medication management, family engagement, case management, and recovery supports. The objectives of this project are to (1) provide substance use disorder treatment,(2) provide mental health treatment,(3) provide medication management,(4) administer the Youth Level Service/Case Management Inventory, (5) provide increased family engagement and support services, and (6) provide annual training to team members and contracted providers. CA/NCF