Solicitation Announcement for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Under the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the fiscal year 2017 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program.  This program further's the Department's mission by supporting juvenile drug treatment courts in aligning their practices with the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and implementing those practices for youth with substance use disorders who come in contact with the court. The Justice Programs Office at American University , the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges , and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals will be providing the training and technical assistance for the selected grantees.  Applications are due May 2, 2017.  For more information, see the full solicitation .
Archived Webinar and Materials on Drug Court Measures and PMT Training

The Bureau of Justice Assistance has provided an archived webinar that reviews performance measures and the Performance Measure Tool (PMT) training for adult drug court grantees. With the April-June reporting period approaching, other materials and resources on drug court measures and PMT training are available, including:
Webinar on Hispanics and Latinos in Drug Courts: Cultural Strategies to Enhance and Sustain Recovery

The National Drug Court Resource Center will be hosting a webinar on Hispanics and Latinos in Adult Drug Courts: Cultural Strategies to Enhance and Sustain Recovery. With material presented by Diana Padilla, Program Manager for NDRI, and Joseph R. Madonia, former Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court, this interactive webinar is on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST and will include a question and answer session at its conclusion. This webinar will provide a review of the scope of the problem that varies throughout the states and how cultural humility principles can be integrated to work with participants' cultural perspectives to support and sustain their recovery process.  To provide practitioners with culturally informed processes that can augment their skill sets and consequently outcomes for Hispanic and Latino drug court participants, this webinar will cover:
  • How Hispanic and Latino culture is layered within behavior
  • Major components of cultural humility as a process for practice
  • Effective strategies currently used in drug courts with Hispanic and Latino participants 

To register for this webinar, please click on the button below.

Call for Workshop Proposals for the 2017 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is the preeminent national training opportunity for tribal problem-solving, oriented around the ten key components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) National Drug Court Standards. The Enhancement Training focuses upon tribal issues, including jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian country and the incorporation of custom and tradition.  The training is on September 12-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is currently seeking workshops proposals until May 5, 2017. TLPI encourages proposals that detail innovative practices; specific how-to guidance; the integration of custom and tradition into the Wellness Court; screenings, assessment tools, and evidence-based practices that serve Native populations; and planning guidance. Visit Workshop Proposals on TLPI's website to learn more.

Reminder for New Solicitation: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic 

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) was signed into law on July 22, 2016 to establish a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy to address the opioid epidemic. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has been allocated funding under CARA and has released two fiscal year (FY) 2017 solicitations: the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program and the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program .  Applications for both funding opportunities are due April 25, 2015.  For more information, please view the Frequently Asked Questions.
Rural Drug Court Listserv

Do you have a question for the field? Looking for creative solutions to a problem you've been experiencing in your drug court?  The Rural Drug Court Listserv is an active outlet to bounce ideas off of others working in the drug court arena.  To join, please email justice@american.edu with "Subscribe to Rural Drug Court Listserv" in the subject line.
The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and operated by the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University, strives to provide practitioners and professionals working in the drug court field with current resources and upcoming events.  Please email ndcrc@american.edu with any inquiries.