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Enhancement to Douglas County Family Treatment Court

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $852,036)

The Drug Treatment Courts Program builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for individuals with substance abuse problems or co-occurring mental health disorders. Category 2: Family Drug Courts Enhancement will support jurisdictions with a fully operational (for at least 1 year) family drug court to enhance the operation of the court.

Douglas County will enhance the Family Treatment Court (FTC) program by increasing capacity and access to evidence-based services and supports to FTC participants, their children and families. Douglas County will implement the following enhancements: (1) double the capacity and expedite services to clients; (2) increase access to evidence-based services and supports by requiring FTC clients and children to complete Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP);(3) improve partnerships with the local medical community and Division of Family and Children Services, expediting treatment options for substance abusing women after their babies are born; (4) refer clients to community-based support services and ancillary services to increase their skills and meet individualized needs; and (5) use family centered practices to meet the needs of family units by focusing on safety and building upon families' strengths to achieve outcomes. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 25, 2018