Honoring Veterans in November

The Justice for Vets 2021 National Veterans Day Toolkit is full of guidance for respectfully recognizing the influence of this day on treatment court participants.


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US Treatment Court Count (2020) Now Available

As of December 31, 2020, a total of 3,848 treatment courts were in operation across the United States. The official 2020 count is available by state and court type for all US states and territories. These data were gathered by National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC) staff directly from state and territory coordinators between January and April 2021. They are also displayed on our interactive map of treatment courts. How many courts are in your state?


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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.


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Dedicated to Doing Better

What does Do Better mean? The NDCRC has launched a campaign to identify how we can all Do Better to elevate the treatment court field. Learn more about the campaign and let us know how we can help you Do Better every day!


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RISE21 is Next Month!

The NDCRC will attend RISE21, the annual conference for treatment court practitioners, public health and public safety professionals, hosted by NADCP. NDCRC directors Dr. Kristen DeVall and Dr. Christina Lanier will present on the use of recovery-oriented language in treatment court settings. Join us for networking, educational sessions, and visit the NDCRC table from August 14-18!

NDCRC Website Survey

Notice anything different on the NDCRC site? On your first visit after March 15, you’ll be prompted to answer a survey about your experience using the website. If you close out of the pop-up without doing the survey, don’t worry! After you’re done working, you can still access the survey. This survey should only pop up on your first visit, so if you think of something later, you can still let us know. Thank you for helping us improve our website!
This survey closed May 19th 2021.

JustGrants Resources Now Available

The Department of Justice is now requiring all grant applications to be submitted through the JustGrants portal. During this transition, there are plenty of learning opportunities to familiarize with this new process! Applicants can find a DOJ collection of resources on how to use this new tool as well as an application submission guide on our Grant Writing Resources page.

JustGrants Training

*updated March 16, 2021
Between February 11 and April 12, 2021, DOJs JustGrants team is offering several 90-minute webinar sessions on the application submission process. The webinars will provide targeted assistance to potential applicants applying for DOJ funding opportunities. Registration for each session will be limited, to allow for the JustGrants team to respond to questions.


The upcoming webinars will explain”

  • steps to take prior to applying for funding;
  • how to find open DOJ funding opportunities in;
  • how to apply for funding using JustGrants;
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  • the JustGrants roles and their responsibilities and required actions;
  • how to navigate and use JustGrants to submit your application; and
  • where to find training materials, job aids, and other resources.


OJJDP JustGrants Technical Issue

OJJDP has cancelled the seven solicitations listed below due to a technical issue in JustGrants. OJJDP is working on the issue and intends to repost these solicitations as soon as it is resolved. Applicants who have already applied will be notified of the issue and invited to reapply.
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Children’s Advocacy Centers National Subgrants Program
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Delinquency Prevention Grants Program
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Family Drug Court Program
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program
  • OJJDP FY 2021 Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development


Stay tuned to JUVJUST and JustGrants for announcements about the reposting of these solicitations along with the new deadlines for and JustGrants. Also, visit the funding page for updates on these solicitations and other OJJDP funding opportunities.
Questions can be directed to the NCJRS Response Center at

NDCRC Holiday Schedule

The NDCRC will be closed from December 24th through January 1st based on the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s holiday closure schedule. The office will reopen on January 4th. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!