HOW IS DRUG COURT DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I AM ALREADY DOING?
FTC is a voluntary program that parents choose to participate in. FTC is a structured court program that focuses on substance abuse recovery and
addresses the needs of the entire family.
FTC is much more restrictive than regular juvenile court and participants must strict rules to stay in the program. Participants must make frequent
court appearances and maintain regular contact with the FTC Team.
The FTC Team is a group of professionals who works with the court and your
family to help you successfully kick addiction and become better parents.
Our goal for every family is to reunify parents with their children; however, there is no guarantee that you will get your children back simply by
participating in the program.
IS FAMILY TREATMENT COURT FOR ME?
If you are ready to change your life and give up drugs and alcohol, then Family Treatment Court can help. FTC is not an easy way out of 'trouble' or
something you can 'finish' in a few months and go back to the lifestyle you had been living. You must be committed to becoming free of substance addiction
and want to change your life for good.
HOW DOES FAMILY TREATMENT COURT WORK?
Parents are referred to FTC by the Department of Social Services, the FTC Coordinator or the FTC Judge.
Once a parent is determined eligible for the program, they are offered a
chance to participate in the FTC Program. The parent immediately enters into a
substance abuse treatment program and must comply with all FTC rules.
The program lasts from 12-18 months depending on your progress. Participants
advance through three Program Phases and eventually complete the program. As
clients move through these phases they are encouraged for positive behaviors
or can be sanctioned by the court for negative behaviors.