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Grant Solicitation Resources for Treatment Courts

Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement

The FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement can be found via BJA's website

Applications Due: June 5, 2018

Have questions about the application process and writing a program narrative? NDCRC hosted a webinar with Gregory Torain, Bureau of Justice Assistance Policy Advisor (BJA) to review the solicitation guidelines. Watch the recorded webinar here and learn more from samples of program narratives below.

Examples of Program Narratives
State Wide Grant Program Narrative
Enhancement Grant Program Narrative
Enhancement Grant Program Narrative (2)
Implementation Grant Program Narrative

Common Questions
2015 BJA Grant Applicant Overview

This webinar provided an overview of the 2015 Bureau of Justice Assistance Adult Drug Court Grant Solicitation. Discussion was held on eligibility requirements, application process and use of awarded
funds. A review of the new Veteran Treatment Court violent offender inclusion rule was also provided.


Health Care Reform The changes brought forth by the Affordable Care Act will have significant implications for substance abuse treatment systems; including drug courts.  The ACA publications and Resources are the most up-to-date
resources and publications on the Affordable Care Act.


Targeting Research shows that drug courts work best for individuals who are both high-risk and high-need.  These and fact sheets review research and evidence to assist programs in the proper targeting for their drug courts.


Evidence-Based Practices In order to ensure fidelity to the drug court model, it is important that programs utilize best practices.  These websites and monograph provide research to guide drug courts in their efforts to reach a
higher standard of operations.


DWI Courts Documents and publications provided by the National Center for DWI Courts


Veterans Treatment Courts Documents and publications provided by Justice for Vets.


Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts The Tribal Court Clearinghouse is a project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and provides extensive information on tribal drug court specific resources.


Co-Occurring Disorder Courts These resources will help you in the screening and treatment with clients in your Co-Occurring Court


Juvenile and Family Drug Courts These are publications dealing with current research in Family and Juvenile Drug Courts


Standards, 10 Keys and 7 Design Features These resources describe the basic elements that define effective drug courts.  The purpose of each aspect is explained along with guidance for implementation and performance benchmarks.


Medication Assisted Treatment These resources provide an introduction to the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in drug courts.


Additional Resources These resources will provide additional information on BJA approved trainings offered by NDCI, a listing of state drug court coordinators and the OJP Financial Guide.