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Cheshire Drug Court Recovery Coach

Award Information

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Funding Category
Awardee County
Cheshire County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $550,000)

The goal of this project is to reduce recidivism from 59% to 47% and increase the program completion and graduation rate from 48% to 60% by September 30, 2025. The main objective is to provide recovery coaching to all eligible participants. The primary activities to reach this goal include connecting participants to resources, expanding upon their network, and increasing their stability, as well as providing ongoing support to prevent relapse. Key deliverables include hiring and training a coach, integrating the coach into the drug court team, regular coaching sessions with participants, and providing referrals and additional recovery support services. The service area is the County of Cheshire, NH. Beneficiaries will be nonviolent drug court participants.

This request is under category three, Adult Drug Court. Cheshire County Drug Court is a post-adjudication model. The type of drug court funds requested is for ADC. The requested amount is $500,000. At least 50 unduplicated individuals will be served over the life of the grant period. Participants spend one to three years in the program, and an average of 19 months. 

The target population is nonviolent Cheshire County Drug Court participants. All program participants are high risk, high need, and have a chronic and progressive legal history that directly or indirectly involves their negative relationship to chemical substances and/or a substance abuse-related probation violation. Participants have about seven options for MAT in the community. The program provides individual and group treatment services in-house by two clinicians who address opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse reduction. The NADCP evidence-based principles and practices to be implemented include standards 6 and 8 and details are on page 13 of the narrative. Cheshire County is not leveraging or applying for any other funding for this program. The county received an Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant from US-DOJ, BJA, Office of Justice Programs in 2013, award # 2013-DC-BX-0048.

Date Created: December 9, 2021