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Butte-Silver Bow DUI and Veterans Treatment Courts Enhancement Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $565,110)



The City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, Montana (BSB) is requesting $491,870.00 in federal funding to enhance and expand our Veterans Treatment Court (BSBVTC)  and Driving Under the Influence Court (BSBDUITC) under Category 3 of the BJA-2021-46003 solicitation. Butte-Silver Bow is requesting $160,350 for the BSBVCT and $331,520 for the BSB DUITC. The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC are post-adjudication programs serving citizens in Butte and adjacent rural communities. The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC anticipate serving 95 veterans, and 81 DUI offenders and their families over the grant period. The programs are designed to last a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 months, with average of 16 months.

The programs focus on participants at high risk for recidivism and at high need for substance use treatment. The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC provide or connect participants with a full continuum of substance use treatment and other supportive services. Treatment providers include the VA clinic, Southwest Montana Healthcare, and Community Counseling and Corrections. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be provided by Dr. William Reiter. In addition to MAT, opioid and stimulant-specific treatment will be guided by ASAM’s Opioid Addiction Treatment guide.

The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC will be leveraging our 2020 BJA Veterans Treatment Court Implementation grant. Previous grants from OJP include grant 2010-DC-BX-0038, 2016-DC-BX-0083 and 2020-VC-BX-0057.

The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC will implement evidence-based practice’s as defined in Drug Court Best Practices, Volume 1 and 2. The BSBVTC and BSBDUITC will have a Peer Review completed within 12 months of award.

Best Practice Standards (BPS) are addressed in this application:

Target Population. BPS I.B., Page 3 of the narrative; BPS I.A., Page 4; BPS I.C., Pages 4-5; BPS I.D., pages 4-5; BPS I.E., pages 4-5.
Equity and Inclusion. BPS II.A., pages 4-5; BPS II.D., pages 9-10; BPS II.B. & IIE, pages 18-19; BPS II.C., pages 11-12; BPS II.F., pages 16-17.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Judge. BPS III.A., pages 8-9;BPS III.B. & III.C., pages 8-9; BPS III.D., III.E., III.F., & III.G., pages 8-9.
Incentives, Sanctions and Therapeutic Adjustments. BPS IV.A.-BPS IV.I., pages 9-11.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment. BPS V.A.BPS V.J., pages 7-8; 11-13.
Complementary Treatment and Social Services. BPS VI.A.-BPS VI.L., pages 12-16.
Drug and Alcohol Testing. BPS VII.A.-BPS VII.I., page 9.
Multidisciplinary Team. BPS VII.A-I. pages 16-18.
Census and Caseloads. BPS IX.A.-BPS IX.C.
Monitoring and Evaluation. BPS X.A.-BPSX.J, pages 18-20.

Date Created: December 17, 2021