Grants/Funding

Funding of Collaborative Courts in California

California collaborative courts receive funding from federal, state, and local sources. The Judicial Council of California Collaborative Justice Program is a key partner in the administration of many of these statewide grant initiatives.

Substance Abuse Focus Grant

Collaborative Justice Courts Substance Abuse Focus Grant (SAFG) Program

The Collaborative Justice Courts Substance Abuse Focus Grant (SAFG) Program is a non-competitive grant available to all county courts. The grant is designed to promote innovation through helping grantees maintain, expand, or enhance their collaborative courts. It has been funded annually through the California Budget Act since 1998. In 2022, the Legislature allocated a total of $1.16 million for the grant.

Examples of eligible collaborative justice courts include adult and juvenile drug courts, adult and juvenile mental health courts, dependency and family law drug courts, DUI courts, elder courts, homeless courts, juvenile delinquency drug courts, peer/youth courts, reentry courts, truancy courts, veterans’ courts, community courts, girls courts and other collaborative justice courts that have a substance abuse focus.

Dependency Drug Court (DDC) Augmentation Grant

Courts applying for the SAFG that have a family treatment court or a dependency drug court are invited to apply for supplemental funds through the Dependency Drug Court (DDC) Augmentation Grant. A total of up to $75,000 of federal Court Improvement Project (CIP) funds is available and divided amongst all eligible dependency drug courts that wish to receive this additional funding.

Resources

Substance Abuse Focus Grant Infographic Dashboard SAFG and DDC Grant Overview Webinar

The purpose of this webinar is to give an overview of the Substance Abuse Focus Grant (SAFG) and the Dependency Drug Court (DDC) Augmentation Grant. This includes information on eligibility, the timeline for applying and fund distribution, how and where to apply, the requirements of county grantees, and other relevant information. Part 2 of this webinar provides a walk-through of the grant application and how to complete it. (Coming Soon)

Substance Abuse Focus Grant Infographic Dashboard Guide for Collaborative Courts: Applying to the SAFG and DDC Augmentation Grants
An informational guide with frequently asked questions (FAQs) for collaborative courts applying to the SAFG and DDC grants.
Substance Abuse Focus Grant Infographic Dashboard Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Request for Application (RFA) form
The application period for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 SAFG/DDC Grant is now open. If this is the first year your court is applying or if you have not received a personalized link, please contact the SAFG Program Manager Tiana Osborne-Gauthier at tiana.osborne-gauthier@jud.ca.gov to confirm your eligibility and receive the application link to apply. The deadline to submit the application is 5:00 pm on May 27, 2022.
Substance Abuse Focus Grant Infographic Dashboard

New! SAFG and DDC Augmentation Grant Infographic (FY 2020/2021)
The following infographic helps showcase how data from the SAFG and DDC Augmentation Grant deliverable surveys captures the amazing work being done by SAFG-funded collaborative justice courts.

Substance Abuse Focus Grant Infographic Dashboard SAFG and DDC Augmentation Grant Infographic (FY 2017/2018 – FY 2019/2020) 
The following infographic helps showcase how data from the SAFG and DDC Augmentation Grant deliverable surveys captures the amazing work being done by SAFG-funded collaborative justice courts.

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Information Sheet (updated for 2022) 
Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), was passed in 2004 to help expand mental health service accessibility statewide, with funding generated from a 1% surtax on incomes above $1 million. Since mental health impacts case types throughout the court, including family law, dependency, juvenile justice, and adult criminal cases, use of MHSA funds may be appropriate to support a wide range of court programs.

 

MHSA Funding Webinar: A Guide for Courts to Access Funding

The MHSA Funding webinar provides an overview and guide for courts to access funding through the Act. Proposition 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), helps expand mental health service accessibility statewide, with funding generated from a 1 percent surtax on incomes above one million dollars. Since mental health issues affect family law, dependency, juvenile justice, adult criminal and other case types, use of MHSA funds may be appropriate to support a wide range of court programs.