SAMHSA Press Releases

 Date: February 16, 2005
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press
Phone: 240-276-2130



$6.3 Million Available to Fund Family and Juvenile Drug Courts  

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the availability of FY 2005 funds for family and juvenile treatment drug courts.  These grants will provide funding to be used by treatment providers and the courts to provide alcohol and drug treatment, and services to support treatment, including assessment, case management and program coordination for those in need of treatment drug court services.

Treatment Drug Courts combine the power of judges and courts with effective treatment services to break the cycle of child abuse, child neglect or criminal behavior; alcohol or drug abuse; and incarceration.  Family treatment drug courts provide services to parents who have been charged with child abuse or neglect, as well as to children and other important family members.  Juvenile treatment drug courts provide services to juveniles who are found delinquent as well as to parents, siblings, and other family members.

It is expected that approximately $6.3 million will be available to fund up to 16 awards.  Approximately $3.15 million will provide eight awards for family treatment drug courts and $3.15 million will be available for about eight awards for juvenile treatment drug courts. The maximum allowable award is $400,000 per year for up to three years. The actual award amount may vary, depending on unanticipated program requirements and the number and quality of the applications received. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

WHO CAN APPLY: Eligible applicants are individual treatment drug courts or state or county court integrated systems as long as all grant funds are dedicated to the individual drug court.

HOW TO APPLY:  Application for No. TI 05-005, are available by calling SAMHSA’s clearinghouse at 1-800-729-6686, or by downloading from either or this website.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on line through a new service at


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Applicants with questions on program issues should contact Susanne R. Rohrer at 240-276-1609 or e-mail to  For questions on grant management issues, contact Kimberly Pendleton at 240-276-1421 or e-mail to    


SAMHSA, a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead federal agency for improving the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services in the United States.




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