Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $12,988
This grant helped the Montana Supreme Court organize and host the 2018 Montana Statewide Drug Court Conference. All of the state-supported drug courts and most of the tribal healing to wellness courts attended. In total, 225 people participated in the conference, and covered topics included medication-assisted treatment and the implementation of sustainable treatment models. Each court developed an action plan, and the drug court administrator will continue to support the implementation of the plan’s goals and coordinate activities. Beyond the conference, the Montana Supreme Court has strengthened relationships with tribal healing to wellness courts and increased its emphasis on medication-assisted treatment and sustainable treatment models utilizing Medicaid. They will continue offering a statewide drug court conference on a bi-annual basis.