Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $896,945)
The proposed project is to establish a new Family Treatment Court (FTC) in Schenectady County Family Court in Schenectady, New York. This will be accomplished by providing a resource coordinator to oversee the program, a comprehensive evaluation, and the evidence-based parenting program \"Strengthening Families\". The service area for this proposal is Schenectady County and its residents. This project will benefit parents involved in Schenectady County Family Court with a petition of child neglect pending who have lost custody or are at great risk of losing custody of their children.