Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $796,608)
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 Madison County, representing Kentucky’s 25th 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. The intended beneficiaries are parents who are court-involved and child protective services-active due to substance use. To be eligible, child protective services must file a petition on the basis of substance use, and the petition must be adjudicated by the courts. Participants enter FRC no later than 30 days post-adjudication and must remain compliant with program requirements. Additionally, FRC engages the whole family unit, providing services to children addressing the trauma associated with parental substance use.