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

Program Accomplishments


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.


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 recommended for approval by the initial review groups and the Advisory Council and the Director, CSAT are awarded by CSAT to the applicant.


No new applications are being accepted.


Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title V, Part B, Section 511, 42 U.S.C. 290bb-4.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 to 120 days.




Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be made for a maximum of 5 years. Year 1 will involve a 9 to 12 month planning period. CSAT approval of the plan is required prior to implementation. Payments will be made either on a Monthly Cash Request System or under an Electronic Transfer System.

Post Assistance Requirements


Unless otherwise specified, progress reports will be required at least quarterly, and a financial status report is required annually.

A final progress report and financial status report are required 90 days following the end of the project period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials. In addition, 45 CFR 74.26 requires that for-profit recipients and subrecipients have an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards or Circular No. A-133.


There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $1,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

One award of $1,000,000 was made in FY 2001.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Federal regulations at Title 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92, generic requirements concerning the administration of grants, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement are applicable to the awards. Guidelines and instructions are included in the application kits available by request from: The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 468-2600 or 1-800-729-6686.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Program Contacts: Randy Muck, Division of Practice and Systems Development, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (240) 276-1576 . Use the same number for FTS. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Kimberly Pendleton, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Office, Office of Program Support, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (240) 276-1421. Use the same numbers for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for technical merit review of applications will include the following: Significance of Network to State and Local Efforts (20 percent); Relevancy/Adequacy of Project's Plans (35 percent); Appropriateness of Project Resources, Planning and Management (25 percent); and Adequacy of Evaluation Plans (20 percent). In addition award criteria will include: Representation on the consortium to include the broadest array of health and human services; coordination with other Federal programs; geographical distribution; focus on racial and ethnic minorities; availability of nonfederal resources and the availability of Federal funds.

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