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Billings Adult Municipal DUI Treatment Court (BAMDUI)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $549,956)

The Billings Adult Municipal Treatment Court (BAMTC) is requesting funds for Category 3: Adult Drug Court to enhance its current operation. The goal of this enhancement is to continue addressing community needs by reducing recidivism and providing alternatives to jail by enhancing our program from 25 participants to serve 35 participants a year, expand outside Billings city limits to rural communities surrounding Yellowstone County, and enhance our treatment intervention strategies to address trauma and family interventions. BAMTC is a post-adjudication court requesting funds for the DUI court. BAMDUI is requesting $499,965.00 for its enhancement. BAMDUI will serve 140 total participants throughout the duration of the grant. Participants spend a minimum of 18 months in the program, a maximum of 2 years, and an average amount of 20 months.

    BAMDUI’s target population is adults over 18, living within the city limits or an outlying county, one-year’s jurisdiction minimum, non-violent, non-sexual criminal history, and meets DSM-V criteria for alcohol or drug (AOD). BAMDUI’s current treatment provider Rimrock provides access to physicians who prescribe medications to aid in detoxification and recovery efforts through the use of prescribed medications like Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. BAMTC treats all substance use disorders (SUD) including opioids, stimulants, and other substances of abuse. If a client has an immediate need for treatment due to the risk of overdose or death from detoxification, services are immediately provided. BAMTC has a program in place that reduces opioid, stimulant, and other substance abuse. Treatment begins with an LAC who administers a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment. An individualized treatment plan that incorporates evidence-based treatment for substance abuse is developed.

    BAMDUI follows NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards and DUI/DWI  Ten Guiding Principles to the best of its abilities. These standards it will follow can be found on pages 5-7 in its chart, and pages 13 & 14. BAMDUI will also be leveraging funds from SAHMSA grant TI-19-002. BAMDUI has received a grant from OJP, grant number BJA-2017-11322.

Date Created: December 17, 2021