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Family Drug Court Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 16.585
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
Jun 22, 2021

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This program provides funding to build the capacity of state, local, and tribal jurisdictions to establish new family drug courts, enhance existing family drug courts, and implement state- or countywide practices to increase collaboration between substance abuse treatment and child welfare systems. The purpose of the program is to provide intensive judicial supervision, substance abuse treatment, and other services to justice-involved parents in order to reduce substance use, protect children, and reunite families when appropriate.

Awards will be made under 4 categories:

  • Category 1: Establishing New Family Drug Courts – grants available to jurisdictions that are ready to implement a new family drug court where either no family drug court currently exists or has been operational for less than 1 year.
  • Category 2: Enhancing Family Drug Courts – grants available to jurisdictions to strengthen or expand an existing family drug court that has been fully operational for at least one year.
  • Category 3: Serving Veterans Through Family Drug Courts – grants available to jurisdictions with an existing family drug court that has been fully operational for at least one year to enhance the court's ability to identify, assess, and refer veterans and their family members entering the drug court
  • Category 4: State and County Drug Courts Expansion – grants available to support states and counties seeking to enhance and expand family drug court treatment and recovery practices at the larger state and county levels and increase collaboration between family drug court and child welfare systems

Priority consideration will be given to applications that promote civil rights, increase access to justice, support crime victims, protect the public from crime and evolving threats, and build trust between law enforcement and the community, as well as projects that are intended to benefit individuals who reside in high-poverty areas or persistent-poverty counties.


Eligible Category 1, Category 2, and Category 3 applicants include:

  • State and territorial governments
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • State and local courts
  • Federally recognized Tribal governments acting on behalf of a single jurisdiction drug court

Eligible Category 4 applicants include:

  • State Administrative Office of the Court, working in conjunction and coordinating closely with the state's Court Improvement Program
  • County superior courts or similar authorities in jurisdictions with populations at or above 2 million.

Eligible Category 4 applicants are required to partner with the state/county child welfare agency and state/county substance use treatment agency.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling:

  • Category 1: $700,000
  • Category 2: $800,000
  • Category 3: $500,000
  • Category 1: $1,500,000

Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 19
Estimated total program funding: $15,200,000

A 25% match is required, including cash and in-kind contributions.

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicants should submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in by the June 22, 2021 deadline.

Submit the full application, including attachments, in the JustGrants grants management system by the July 6, 2021 deadline.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Child welfare · Criminal justice system · Families · Illicit drug use · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse · Trauma-informed care · Veterans

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