TN Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS)


The Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN-ROCS) Program is a court diversion strategy that serves justice-involved adults who have mental illness, co-occurring disorders, or substance abuse disorders and who have low to medium risk factors for re-offending and medium to high needs for substance abuse and mental health services. This model provides an option for judges to address the needs of defendants who do not meet criteria for recovery court.

TN-ROCS participants are ordered by a judge to take part in the program. The participants must comply with their release plans and supervision requirements, as well as appear in court as requested by the judge. Participants can stay in the community, and review dockets are held to ensure those court ordered to participate are following the program.

Fourteen Tennessee counties have TN-ROCS programs: Cannon, Grainger, Hickman, Jefferson, Lewis, McMinn, Monroe, Perry, Rutherford, Sevier, Sullivan, Van Buren, Warren, and Williamson.



Below is a list of funding opportunities that have been previously available from federal and private funding sources. Please note that although the funding deadlines may have passed, they can still be reviewed and considered for future planning purposes. You can check back often on the Announcements page for current funding opportunities as they are announced.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program

Technical Assistance

Many federal agencies and other partners offer assistance, in addition to grant funding, to jurisdictions, agencies and stakeholders to address training needs or the need for subject matter expertise to address local issues or challenges. Through these resources, you can access recent publications, tools, often request one-on-one remote or offsite assistance. Examples of assistance can include time with trainings, consulting time with subject matter experts, and/or opportunities for connecting with peers doing similar work.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance

The COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) program offers a variety of learning opportunities and assistance to support BJA COSSAP grantees and other local, tribal, and state stakeholders to build and sustain multidisciplinary criminal justice responses to illicit substance use and misuse. Training and technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats, including virtual and in-person training events, workshop and meeting presentations, and online resources. TTA deliveries are provided to requestors free of charge. You can request assistance here.