Families involved in the child welfare system and affected by parental substance use disorders face a difficult journey towards achieving their recovery and reunification goals.
Family Treatment Courts provide a pathway for achieving positive outcomes through interagency collaboration, coordinated and comprehensive service delivery, effective drug testing and enhanced accountability.
The Family Treatment Court team is the heart of the Family Treatment Court and, in addition to the parent(s), team members include court personnel, treatment providers, and child welfare agencies. This team-based approach provides participants visible steps for measuring progress and success.
The Office of Policy and Planning supports the existing Family Treatment Courts and assists with the development of new Family Treatment Courts. New initiatives in the Family Treatment Court space include trauma-informed care – focusing on a family-centered approach and working with our government partners to develop a statewide strategic plan for Family Treatment Courts.
For further information on Problem-Solving Courts or if you would like to schedule a court visit, please contact the Office of Policy and Planning at: ProblemSolving@nycourts.gov.