Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $796,785)
The goals of the Catawba County Family Recovery Court (CCFRC) are to develop a collaborative recovery court model which will include a multi-system recovery, family-centered approach. CCFRC will be a non-adversarial model of practice and bring together staff expertise in the judicial system, substance use disorder treatment, child welfare prevention and intervention, family law, mental health services, and other family supports. CCFRC’s focus is to create change, keep children safe, rebuild families and strengthen communities through recovery. CCFRC aims to serve 32 participants from 2023–2026. The target population is families who are involved with Catawba County child welfare services and/or the Catawba County Department of Juvenile Justice and are at risk of losing custody of their children, with the goal of providing additional interventions, support, and timely access to care. Catawba County will be subcontracting with the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts for the CCFRC care coordinator position and with The Cognitive Connection for substance use outpatient treatment services, the peer support specialist position, and the CCFRC transporter position.