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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2016 grants to expand substance abuse treatment in Adult Drug Courts and Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.

The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance substance use disorder treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts that use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders.

Grantees will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective substance use disorder treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties.

Priority for use of grant funds should be given to addressing gaps in the continuum of treatment for individuals in these courts who have substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorder (COD) treatment needs. Grant funds must be used to serve people diagnosed with a substance use disorder as their primary condition. SAMHSA will use discretion in allocating funding for these awards, taking into consideration the specific drug court model (Adult Treatment Drug Courts and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts), as appropriate, and the number of applications received per model type.

Eligible applicants are tribal, state and local governments with direct involvement with the drug court/tribal healing to wellness court, such as the Tribal Court Administrator, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Single State Agency for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the designated State Drug Court Coordinator, or local governmental unit such as county or city agency, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes and tribal organizations, and individual adult treatment drug courts.

Applications are due Monday, April 4. Click here for more information from SAMHSA.

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