Family Treatment Courts

Family Treatment Courts

Family treatment courts, also referred to as family drug courts and dependency drug courts, use a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to serve families with substance use disorders and who are involved with the child welfare system. Well-functioning family treatment courts bring together substance use treatment providers, child welfare services, mental health agencies, and other community partners in a non-adversarial approach. They seek to provide safe environments for children, intensive judicial monitoring, and interventions to treat parents’ substance use disorders and other co-occurring risk factors.

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