FAMILY RECOVERY COURT

fdtcFAMILY RECOVERY COURT
The Family Recovery Court (FRC) is a comprehensive program of services to meet the needs of qualified participants.  A four phase program for parents with a substance abuse disorder who are at risk of having their children removed due to abuse or neglect.

PHASE I • 90 DAYS
  • Weekly FRC reviews 
  • 3 support groups per week minimum
  • Drug testing
  • Detoxification and/or begin substance abuse treatment
 PHASE II • 90 DAYS
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Bi-weekly FRC reviews
  • Drug testing 
  • Support groups as directed
  • Additional services for family, parenting, housing, mental health, employment, etc. may be implemented
PHASE III • 120 DAYS
  • Substance abuse treatment continues as directed
  • Drug testing
  • Parent actively participating in all services
  • Support groups as directed
  • Monthly FRC reviews
PHASE IV • 60 DAYS
  • Mental health counseling as individually required
  • Drug testing
  • Completing other support service requirements
  • Support groups as directed
  • Monthly FRC hearings
MISSION STATEMENT
To protect children from abuse and neglect precipitated by the substance use of a parent or caregiver.  To encourage the healing and strengthening of families by addressing the comprehensive issues of the parents and their children through an integrated, court-based collaboration among service providers who work as a team to achieve safe and permanent placement through timely decisions, coordinated telephone and ancillary services, coupled with judicial oversight.


For questions, please contact:  Mary Ferranti, Family Services Director at 517-483-6373.

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