Key Legislation

Professionals working in child welfare, substance use treatment, court, mental health treatment, healthcare, and other related systems should have an understanding of relevant federal and state legislation that affects families with substance use disorders who are involved with, or at risk for being involved with, the child welfare system. Legislation can directly shape policy and practice at the local level, as it affects funding, service delivery models, regulations, and more. This section provides resources on key legislation related to substance use disorders and child welfare.

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