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Building Recovery Court Capacity in the 8th Judicial District

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $870,000)

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 Eighth Judicial District Family Accountability and Recovery Court (FARC) in Lenoir County will develop a coordinated, multisystem approach that involves case management, transitional housing, and administration to improve assessment, evaluation, and service delivery in a rural, economically distressed region of North Carolina. The district will build capacity to achieve family treatment court best practice standards by increasing collaboration with substance use treatment and child welfare systems to ensure provision of treatment and other services for families that improve child, parent, and family outcomes. The goal is to increase the number of parents who sign up for FARC, increase graduation rates, and increase the number of parents reunited with their children. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020