A total of $1.875 million in grants is available to juvenile drug courts that provide drug treatment to their clients.
The 2009 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity for Juvenile Drug Courts are intended to “enhance the capacity of existing juvenile drug courts to serve substance-abusing juvenile offenders through the integration and implementation of the Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice, and the Reclaiming Futures program models.”
The grants are sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SAMHSA will award the treatment portion of the grant, while OJJDP will be responsible for drug-court funding.
Three awards of $625,000 each will be awarded. Only drug courts can apply for funding, although they can subcontract services to addiction treatment providers. Courts must demonstrate strong alliances with providers in order to win the grants.
Application deadline is May 5. For more details, see the full grant announcement online.