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The Family Recovery Court is focused on providing early access to treatment and support by a trauma-informed team through a non-adversarial approach. The goal is to provide an alternative approach to Child Welfare (CPS) cases and to support the healthy reunification of families in our community.
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If you can answer yes to the previous questions, we may be able to help. Read on for more information on the criteria for participation and the application/selection process.
The FRC is focused on parents with a moderate to severe substance use disorder, including those needing intensive services to maintain sobriety (i.e., in-patient treatment, regular drug testing, wrap-around services). The parents must be motivated to change or at least understand their substance use is a problem. The program is NOT designed for cases involving sexual or physical abuse perpetrated against children.
If you think a family is appropriate for the Family Recovery Court, please take the following actions:
If you are an attorney or CPS Caseworker involved with a pending CPS case, or if you have a case that may be eligible for FRC, please email the FRC Case Manager.
If you are a party in a CPS case (i.e., a parent), please ask your attorney or caseworker for more information or to contact the FRC Case Manager for you.
Cases are screened, and if a case is appropriate, the FRC Case Manager will contact the parent(s) and their attorney.
If a parent shows interest, an FRC attorney will be appointed to advise them of the benefits of acceptance.
There will be a staffing process and a meeting between the potential participant(s) and the team and, ultimately, the team will make a recommendation on acceptance to the Court. The Court then decides whether to approve admission into FRC.