Medication Assisted Drug Court Treatment (MADCT) Program

About the Project

The University of South Florida’s Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute will be subcontracting with Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court to provide the performance assessment and data collection for the evaluation of a three-year SAMHSA grant awarded to expand substance abuse treatment capacity for adult drug courts.  DACCO will provide the evidence-based treatments, including medication assisted treatment (methadone / suboxone), to serve 180 felony offenders addicted to opiates.
FMHI will serve as evaluator to monitor program and process outcomes during the course of this three-year study. The evaluation will include information obtained through client interviews, judicial and client case reviews, and case staffing meetings in order to monitor the following objectives:
• Engage client participation in the Drug Court option
• Increase use of evidenced-based practices in Court screening, assessment, and treatment
• Reduce/eliminate misuse of prescription drugs and illicit drugs
• Increase utilization of employment related resources
• Decrease symptoms of mental illness


Principal Investigator

Kathleen Moore, PhD


Roger H. Peters, PhD


M. Scott Young, PhD

Funding Agency

Hillsborough County Administrative Office of the Courts, 13th Judicial Court

Award Amount



10/01/2009 - 09/30/2012