Grant Alert: Teen Court Program
The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse treatment services and related recovery support services to youth with substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment needs involved in a teen court program. SAMHSA is focusing on preventing crimes by diverting youth with substance abuse treatment needs, from deeper penetration into the traditional juvenile justice system. Expected outcomes for this program for the participating youth include reduced substance use; reduced criminal activity; improved health; better quality of life; and increased productivity.
Applicant teen courts must be operational on or before October 1, 2012. Operational is defined as a having a set of cases and seeing respondents in the teen court.
In alignment with the goals of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative: Trauma and Justice, this program will help reduce the pervasive, harmful, and costly health impact of violence and trauma by integrating trauma-informed approaches throughout health, behavioral health, and related systems and addressing the behavioral health needs of people involved in or at-risk of involvement in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
By providing needed treatment services, this program is intended to reduce the health and social costs of substance abuse and dependence to the public, and increase the safety of America’s citizens by reducing substance abuse related crime and violence.
Application deadline is May 30, 2012. Get all the application details in the link below.