Demonstration Cooperative Agreements for Development and Implementation of Criminal Justice Treatmen

To fund integrated criminal justice treatment networks made up of a consortium of criminal justice, substance abuse treatment, primary health and mental health care, and allied social services and job placement agencies in the following three offender populations: Adult Female Offenders, Juvenile Justice
Populations and Adult Male Offenders.

Each network will develop a strategy to link existing criminal justice-primary care-substance abuse-treatment partnerships into a comprehensive continuum of services in addiction treatment, public health, primary care, mental health, and courts and corrections, with the pivotal points of referral and supervision being either the courts or community corrections (probation and parole agencies).
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Denver Juvenile Justice Integrated Treatment Network, Denver, Colorado, The Denver Network is implementing a comprehensive continuum of care for alcohol and other drug abusing juvenile offenders and their families through a collaborative effort of all public juvenile justice/correctional systems, and public and private sector mental health, health, education, pro-social, employment, AOD, and social services; Brooklyn Treatment Court/Women's Treatment Network, Brooklyn, New York, The Brooklyn Treatment Court, a dedicated court linked to a centralized case management unit, serves as the hub of a comprehensive criminal justice and treatment network.

Collaborations with the Kings County District Attorney, the Legal Aid Society, the New York City Department of Corrections and other criminal justice agencies have resulted in a comprehensive court-based response to the needs of non-violent substance abuse offenders, where treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address

http://www.samhsa.gov




Program Accomplishments

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds (including direct costs and allowable indirect costs) may be used only for expenses clearly related and necessary to carry out approved network activities for planning and implementation designed to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of community-based offender substance abuse treatment services coordinated with primary care and mental health services in metropolitan areas with populations of 200,000 to 1 million.

Funds may not be used to supplant current funding for existing activities.

Funds may not be used for the purchase of a facility to house any portion of the proposed program.

Any funds proposed for the purpose of renovation expenses must be detailed and linked directly to programmatic activities.

Any lease arrangements in association with the proposed program utilizing these funds may not extend beyond the project period or cover non-programmatic activities.

Construction costs are not allowed.

No less than 98 percent of the total amount awarded to each State must be allocated to the subrecipients.

From any remaining funds, the State may recover the lesser of its actual costs of administration (direct and indirect costs) of grant, or 2 percent of the total amount of awards made to subrecipients within the State.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant Eligibility for this program is limited to the State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Agency which applies on behalf of a consortium of relevant State and local officials, and public and nonprofit private entities who provide or have jurisdiction over providing treatment for substance abuse to individuals under criminal justice supervision.

Where the State agency chooses to not be the applicant, public and nonprofit private entities which develop a project on behalf of a consortium may submit applications, directly, but are required to coordinate with the State agency, and the State agency should designate its priorities if more than one application is submitted from that state.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Male and female adult and juvenile offenders with substance abuse and related health problems.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must provide a letter(s) of commitment as evidence of collaboration and involvement on the part of a consortium of appropriate State and local officials and public/nonprofit private entities involved in providing treatment for substance abuse to individuals under criminal justice supervision.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

A letter of intent from prospective applicants is requested 30 days prior to the application receipt date, and should be sent to: Office of Review, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Rockwall II Building, Suite 630, Rockville, MD 20857, ATTN: Letter of Intent.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

All applicants are to use the standard application form PHS 5161-1 (Rev. July 2000), which contains Standard Form 424 (Face Page). Application kits containing the necessary forms and instructions may be obtained by contacting: The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 1(800) 729-6686. Applicants should reference CSAT Grant announcement, "Demonstration Grants for the Development and Implementation of Criminal Justice Treatment Networks."

Award Procedures

Cooperative Agreement Grants in support of projects rec