Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $600,000)
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 West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will provide training and education to West Virginias JDTC practitioners to enable them to better meet the needs of the juveniles and families they serve and increase JDTC program capacity by adding resources that have not been otherwise readily available. The implementation plan will include ensuring that JDTC personnel attend the National Association of Drug Court Professionals annual conference, convene a statewide JDTC stakeholder summit to educate all JDTC programs, enhance and strengthen JDTC services, expand drug testing capacity, promote prosocial activities, and provide telehealth options. CA/NCF