Federal Agencies Join Forces to Award $13 Million to Enhance Drug Courts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) at the U.S. Department of Justice announced in October ten new grant awards to enhance adult drug court services, coordination and treatment.  

Building on the drug court model, SAMHSA and BJA developed a funding approach for courts that simplifies the application process and improves coordination of the services designed to help people overcome addictions. The grants will be used to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment,  case management, and program coordination to adult defendants/offenders.

Under this program, grantees will receive two separate awards; BJA will fund the drug court component and SAMHSA will fund the substance abuse treatment component. 

http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1110125550.aspx 

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – October 12, 2011

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