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SAMHSA Awards More Than $17.4 Million to Help Expand Adult Drug Courts
Today, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of 20 new grants for $17.4 million over the next three years to expand the treatment capability of drug courts – special dockets designed to deal with the treatment needs of people who find themselves in the criminal justice system largely because of underlying substance abuse problems.
The grants will be used to expand and/or enhance substance abuse treatment services in “problem solving” courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide alcohol and drug treatment, recovery support services supporting substance abuse treatment, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination to adult defendants/offenders.
“More than 2,100 drug courts are working across the country to help people with substance abuse problems break free from destructive lifestyles and lead productive lives,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H. “These new grants will expand the successes of treatment drug courts in communities.”
The selected drug court grantees can receive up to $300,000 each year, over the course of the next three years. The actual award amounts may vary and continuation awards are subject to availability of funds and progress achieved by awardees. The program will be administered by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Below is a list of awardees and their projected yearly award amounts:
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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