- Are you looking for ways to address alcohol and substance abuse issues within your community?
- Would you like to be educated on the scientific research and best practices of an Adult Drug Court?
Everything I’ve lost, I got back triple. I got my family back. I run my own company. I’ve been clean and sober almost three and a half years. ~Adult Drug Court Graduate
The Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative (ADCPI) is designed to assist jurisdictions in the planning and development of Adult Drug Court programs. NDCI staff and a cadre of treatment court practitioners work with planning teams to shape programs, develop policy and procedure manuals, and build team unity.
Each session has been designed to familiarize participants with the building blocks of Adult Drug Courts.
- Team building
- Mission statement
- Target populations
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the NDCI, developed the content of each ADCPI program. In offering training and technical assistance through ADCPI, BJA demonstrates a commitment to working with local jurisdictions to prevent and control substance abuse and crime. A representative from NDCI and a expert practitioner from within the adult Drug Court system will attend all ADCPI events.
Using ADCPI, NDCI will serve up to 10 jurisdictions. Once capacity is reached, NDCI will place jurisdictions on a wait-list and accept them into ADCPI as space becomes available. Funding for ADCPI is contingent on the availability and amount of that fiscal year’s funding for the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant program.
Selected jurisdictions will participate in a facilitated 6-month planning process. Each jurisdiction will be required to complete pretraining worksheets, attend one 5-day ADCPI training program, maintain routine correspondence with program staff, and submit an Adult Drug Court implementation plan or draft policy and procedure manual. NDCI will notify jurisdictions of training dates and locations upon the acceptance.
To apply, each jurisdiction must complete the online application form and submit a letter of commitment from the participating judge. Email the letter to Leonora Fleming, Training Coordinator, at email@example.com. The letter must include the following:
- A clearly stated commitment that approved team members will attend the required training in its entirety
- A list of participating agencies that will contribute team members
- An expression of the team's commitment to the planning and development of your Drug Court
- The expected responsibilities and resources the participating agencies will assume and dedicate during the Drug Court planning process
Team Member Roles and Responsibilities
To participate in ADCPI, each community must identify eight individuals representing the following disciplines to form a Drug Court planning team:
- Drug Court coordinator
- Defense counsel
- Treatment provider
- Community supervision representative
- Law enforcement
Upon acceptance into the training program, each participating team member must commit to the following:
- Attend the entire week of training
- Actively participate in all discussions and training breakouts
- Abide by the “Federal Travel Regulations” and DCPI policies
- Identify an appropriate substitute if the need arises
- Complete all homework assignments and respond to all requests for information
- Write and submit a letter of commitment
In addition, the Drug Court coordinator must serve as the team point of contact for all ADCPI coordination activities. The coordinator will ensure all relevant information is disseminated to team members in a timely fashion, respond to requests for information, and coordinate with all ADCPI staff and faculty.
BJA's investment in this training initiative is dependent upon active participation of all approved ADCPI team members. In addition to attending the entire week of training, team members must work with project staff throughout the planning process and complete a number of pre- and post-training activities at their home jurisdiction.
ADCPI participants will have regular contact with NDCI during the course of the 6-month planning process. Trainings are expected to last five days. Attendance of all eight members of the Drug Court planning team at one training at the training location is essential and required. Jurisdictions that are unable or unwilling to fully participate in DCPI may forfeit their eligibility for future NDCI-BJA training events.
Upon acceptance into the training program, each participating team member must write and submit a letter of commitment that includes the following information:
- An expression of the agency's commitment to plan and develop your Drug Court
- The expected responsibilities and resources the participating agency will assume and dedicate during the Drug Court planning process
- A clearly stated commitment that approved team member will attend the required training in its entirety
- Indication that the team member has read and will abide by the “Federal Travel Regulations” and DCPI policies
TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED FOR TRAVEL COSTS!
Lodging costs for required team members will be covered by BJA. Payment will occur through direct billing. All other costs are the responsibility of the team member as detailed in the “Federal Travel Regulations” and DCPI policies.
In addition to that, NDCI has funding to award travel scholarships for travel costs, which include airfare, ground transportation, parking, mileage, and per diem for approved jurisdictions. The applications for travel scholarships may be submitted after jurisdictions are approved for inclusion in ADCPI. NDCI, in collaboration with BJA, will review, approve, and award scholarships. Travel scholarships are intended to defray the cost of travel for teams and may not cover all cost.
For further information regarding ADCPI application process and training program, please contact us::