July RISE22 Announcement

It’s almost time for RISE22! Join NADCP for the biggest treatment court professionals’ conference in the country. Make your way to Nashville, Tennessee July 25-28 for networking, continuing education, inspirational guests, and the annual RISE Film Festival. Be sure to stop by the NDCRC’s booth and say hello!


Register for RISE22

May is National Drug Court Month!

In May, the treatment court community will once again come together to celebrate National Drug Court Month. As pandemic restrictions begin to ease in many places, we encourage you to plan safe activities to celebrate the lifesaving work you do, engage stakeholders, and inspire the community.

NADCP’s National Drug Court Month Toolkit has everything you need to make May a success. This year, we’re holding a special contest called the Art of Recovery, where treatment court participants and alumni can submit art in several categories and win prizes!

Inside the toolkit, youll find a wealth of information and samples to help guide and inspire, including:

  • Art of Recovery contest
  • Sample social media content
  • A National Drug Court Month proclamation template
  • Tools to write effective op-eds and media advisories
  • Unique and safe event ideas

As always, NADCP is here to serve you. If you need assistance beyond whats in the toolkit, just ask!

FY 2022 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system (implementation or enhancement of Mental Health Courts). This solicitation was posted April 1, 2022. Eligible applicants include city, county, special district, and state governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), state, nonprofit, or government mental health agency, or public and state controlled institutions of higher education.


See Request for Proposal


Grants.gov Deadline: May 27, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

OJJDP FY 2022 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program

The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program seeks to build the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to implement new and innovative approaches to enhance existing juvenile drug treatment courts and improve outcomes for youth with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders, including histories of trauma. This solicitation was posted April 8, 2022.

Category 1: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Statewide Program
Category 2: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Enhancement Program


Join OJJDP for a webinar for this solicitation on May 9, 2022 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST.


Request for Proposal


Grants.gov Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

OJJDP FY 2022 Family Treatment Court Program

The OJJDP Family Treatment Court Program seeks to build the capacity of local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Tribal governments to establish new family treatment courts or enhance existing family treatment courts. These courts increase collaboration with substance use treatment and child welfare systems to ensure the provision of treatment and other services for families, and improve child, parent, and family outcomes. This solicitation was posted on April 8, 2022.


Join OJJDP for a webinar for this solicitation on May 9, 2022 11:00 – 12:30 PM EST.


Request for Proposal


Grants.gov Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern

NADCP Nominate Your Treatment Court Heroes for National Awards

Nominate Your Treatment Court Heroes for National Awards


Who is your unsung treatment court hero? Nominations are now open for national awards honoring outstanding treatment court professionals and teams. These distinguished awards will be presented at RISE22 in Nashville!
Don’t delay: the deadline to submit all nominations is 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 5, 2022.

Stanley Goldstein Treatment Court Hall of Fame

Equity and Inclusion Award

DWI Court Leadership Award

Justice For Vets’ Hank Pirowski Award

Juvenile and Family Treatment Court Leadership Award

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?


Download the count

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.


Learn More

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!


Learn More

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!
Register here

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 Grants.gov;
  • how to apply for funding using JustGrants;
  • data-stringify-type=”bold”>OJJDP FY 2021 Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
  • 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 Grants.gov 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 grants@ncjrs.gov.