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Santa Cruz County Family Preservation Court Expansion Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $827,482)

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 Santa Cruz County Family Preservation Court (FPC) Expansion project will establish a streamlined referral process, develop a structure to expand eligibility and capacity, implement evidence-based practices through intensive case management, and increase access to treatment and services that will protect children, reunite families (when safe to do so), and improve public safety. This program seeks to expand the FPC to serve more families as well as dependents with substance use or co-occurring disorders. The FPC will broaden eligibility criteria, develop an efficient referral process, create program structure, and extend court sessions to North County to support an increase in participants and facilitate access to court appearances. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020