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Daviess Family Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $793,859)

The Administrative Office of the Courts, in partnership with subgrantee Volunteers of America Mid-States, proposes the implementation of a Family Recovery Court (FRC) program in Daviess County, representing Kentucky’s 6th Judicial District. The program will provide comprehensive, trauma-informed, and family-focused solutions to treat parental substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders, and the related impact on their children, including child abuse and neglect.

FRC in Daviess County will follow the established program model in Jefferson, Clay and Lincoln counties. It is a voluntary 12-18 month program for parents who are court-involve with active child protective services (CPS) cases due to substance use. Upon entry into the program, participants are assigned to a case manager, and their CPS case moves to a specialized FRC team that includes the court, FRC case manager, and Department of Community Based Services case manager. The program follows a three-phase curriculum: Phase I – Establish and Maintain Sobriety, Phase II – Healthy Parenting Skills and Support, and Phase III – Life Skills and Sober Family Skills. Program staff use evidence-based therapies, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parenting Through Recovery to treat both parents and children.

Date Created: September 20, 2023