The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (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. Family drug courts serve parents who require treatment for a substance abuse disorder and who are involved with the child welfare system as a result of child abuse, neglect, or other parenting issues. Family drug courts provide intensive judicial monitoring and interventions using a multi-disciplinary approach to treat parents’ substance use and/or co-occurring mental health disorders.
This solicitation offers three family drug court grant categories. Applicants must clearly designate the category for which they are applying:
- Category 1: Enhancing Family Drug Courts
- Category 2: Serving Veterans Through Family Drug Courts
- Category 3: Establishing New Family Drug Courts
Eligible applicants are limited to states, territories, State courts, local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments (as determined by the Secretary of the Interior) acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court. Faith and community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations (including tribal nonprofit and for-profit organizations), and institutions of higher education (including tribal institutions of higher education) are ineligible as applicants; however, OJJDP encourages these entities to partner with eligible applicants as a community provider of services, if applicable and appropriate. Applications are due May 29, 2019.