Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $626,159)
The OJJDP Family Drug Court Program seeks to build the capacity of states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to sustain existing family drug courts or establish new family drug courts. Category 1: Enhancing Family Drug Courts will support courts that are fully operational (for at least 1 year) to enhance services of existing family drug courts.
The Rockland County Family Treatment Court (FTC) proposes to evolve from a parent-focused, punitive, compliance-based model and shift to a trauma-informed care, family-centered approach. The FTC will accomplish this goal by (1) conducting a site visit to a New York State peer mentor court program; (2) incorporating specific trainings geared toward improving team development and communication, trauma-informed care, awareness of implicit and inherent bias, and addiction recovery; (3) incorporating a peer/recovery coach and family care coordinator into the FTC team; (4) referring affected family members of the participants to evidence-based significant other treatment and (5) improving data collection and analysis by employing a program research evaluator. CA/NCF