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Juvenile Drug Courts Get $2.4 Million from SAMHSA

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Grants totaling $2.4 million have been awarded to a trio of programs that will use the money to expand the addiction treatment capacity of juvenile drug courts, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) said.

The grants program, administered by SAMHSA along with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), will provide funding over the next four years to programs that use the Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice or RWJF’s Reclaiming Futures program models.

Funding will be used for screening, assessment and treatment. Each grantee will receive about $200,000 annually.

Grantees were the Superior Court of California for Ventura County for the Reclaiming Futures Ventura County program; the Colorado Judicial Department for the Denver Youth Development Court; and the Cherokee Nation for the Tso-Tsi-Ge-Yu-Hi Di-Ni-Yo-Tli “We Care Deeply for the Children” program.  

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