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 Hardin County, representing Kentucky’s 9th 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 Hardin County will follow the established program model in Jefferson, Clay and Lincoln counties. Expected outcomes for the grant period include: serve 35 families annually for a total of 105 families; 84 percent of clients surveyed will be satisfied with services offered; 80 percent of FRC-involved families will experience an increase in visitation with removed children or will be reunited with their children; provide 100 referrals to community resources, increasing awareness and access to available resources; FRC-involved families will demonstrate greater attendance/involvement with the courts compared to the current average attendance; and provide two trainings annually to community partners and court-related stakeholders to increase awareness of the program and its benefits.
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