Project Term: 12 months; 2018-2019
Grant Amount: $12,988
This grant will support a convening of the 34 drug courts across the state. This project allows for the courts to convene around four primary goals: 1) Native American cultural competency and best practices for treating American Indians with a substance use disorder; 2) knowledge and skill building in what it takes to become a trauma-informed drug court, thus improving drug court outcomes; 3) medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and implementation of MAT in drug courts; 4) motivational interviewing techniques and support in drug courts. Partners include the Center for Court Innovation, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Native American Addiction Technology Center, the Tribal Law and Policy Institute, DPHHS, Montana Department of Transportation, and the Judicial Branch of Montana.