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NIJ Drug Court Evaluation Plan Review and Technical Assistance Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $195,727)

Through a cooperative agreement with NIJ, the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) will work with NIJ to complete the reviews of the evaluation plans submitted by BJA drug court grantees as part of the grant requirement from BJA, to ensure the quality of each grantee's evaluation reports. NDCI will oversee the compliance of this requirement while providing assistance to the grantee in understanding this requirement and improving each court's use of local evaluation findings and national research outcomes. A committee of expert researchers will be assembled to assist in the review process to be established.

This continuation grant adds $99,996 to NDCI's cooperative agreement to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to OJJDP and BJA drug court grantees, and extends the project period to 9/30/07. For grantees whose awards specify evaluation plan review, NDCI will obtain and review plans, and provide guidance as necessary until the plans are satisfactory; NDCI will report compliance issues to the grant manager. NDCI will field and triage evaluation-related requests for TTA from all BJA and OJJDP drug court grantees. Responses involving intensive or large-scale efforts require task and budget approval from NIJ. NDCI will track TTA requests, and submit monthly TTA request and response reports to NIJ. NIJ will use this to monitor and identify patterns across grantees, and to set priorities for short- and long-term tasks. As directed by NIJ, NDCI will develop TTA materials and deliver trainings and other presentations. Each task will require budget approval. ca/ncf

Date Created: July 25, 2004