The Dual Diagnosis Court (DDC) Expansion Project, a project of the First Judicial District of Colorado’s Adult Mental Health Court, requests $1,622,730 to expand programming to better serve adult, dually-diagnosed, nonviolent, high risk/high need, probation revoked, felony and misdemeanor offenders so that they may rehabilitate from SUD, improve mental health symptomology, and reduce their involvement in criminal behavior. The DDC Expansion Project will serve 80 unduplicated clients over the grant period; 40 in Year 1 (20 new and 20 already admitted into the DDC); 10 new clients each of the following years. Clients will be enrolled in programming for two years or less typically. There will be approximately 30 clients being served at any given time throughout the project (includes attrition). A minimum total of 40 clients will be served per year. All participants must meet the DSM-5 criteria for Substance Use Disorder- Severe and/or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness and have a LSI-R score of 25 or greater. Participants must have a pending probation revocation for a felony, misdemeanor, or felony deferred judgment & sentence within the jurisdiction. The DDC Expansion Project will implement the following interventions: 1) residential treatment for dual diagnosis participants, 2) expand the court by allowing those with ASAM criteria 3.1 or higher to enter program, 3) obtain funding to improve infrastructure for the DDC team to attend NADCP Conference, 4) offer bus passes for improved transportation for participants, and 5) provide peer recovery support services for all participants through Face It Together.
Goal 1: Expand program operations
1.1: Provide enhanced services for treatment and recovery residences to improve transitions from sentencing to treatment and from treatment to independent living.
1.2: Provide expanded by including in the DDC those assessed with an ASAM criteria of 3.1 or higher to provide care for high risk/high need dual diagnosis participants.
1.3: Send DDC staff to NADCP Conference yearly to improve competencies of staff and fidelity of programming.
1.4: Provide transportation funds for participants to access treatment, court hearings, and work.
1.5: Provide peer recovery support services to enhance participant recovery and improve life skills and connections with community.
Goal 2: Improve DDC participant outcomes
2.1: Enroll at least 80 dually-diagnosed participants in DDC over five years.
2.2: Ensure 80% of participants receive appropriate ASAM level of treatment.
2.3: At least 50% of participants in residential treatment will complete treatment.
2.4: At least 60% in transitional residential treatment will complete treatment.
2.5: At least 65% will graduate from DDC.
2.6: At least 70% will reduce use, improve mental health, and reduce trauma symptoms.