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Family Treatment Court
 
Jamie B. Robinson, Case Coordinator   Address:
Laura H. Smith, Director   224 E. Walnut Street, Room 230
    Goldsboro, NC 27530
    (919) 722-6256
    (919) 581-1092 (FAX)

Family Drug Treatment Court is a judicially supervised treatment option designed to address the substance issues of parents and guardians in child protection cases. The FDTC's goal is to create a safe and permanent home for each child and substance abuse treatment for the parent or guardian is a means to that end. FDCT also focuses on the well being of the child by the offering linkages to such services as parenting skills training, mental and physical health assessments for children and family counseling.

Each participant is evaluated and a case plan is developed based on individual and family focused needs. Participants have the hands on experience of deciding how this treatment program positively changes their life and their child's life.

Family drug court offers intensive drug treatment, supported by rewards and consequences, which encourages the successful rehabilitation necessary for the healthy reunification of the parent and child.

The Family Drug Treatment Court is a voluntary program for parents or guardians who are involved in Family Court Juvenile cases and who are willing and have the ability to participate in all FDTC program guidelines.

Participants are encouraged to be drug-free and an active player in maintaining the continuum of recovery necessary to reach the goals of reunification and healthy parent to child and family relationships. Success will depend upon the participant's active participation in treatment and their use of the skills they learn in their treatment to avoid further drug use.

The Family Drug Treatment Court requires a 10-15 month commitment to a drug-free life in exchange for substance abuse and mental health assessments, a supportive therapeutic environment, substance abuse treatment, and linkages to various community resources.

Each participant must complete the three phases of the program in order to graduate. All the phases involve ongoing treatment and the establishment of extended sobriety. We encourage participants to get their families involved in their treatment so that family members will have an understanding of substance abuse, the addiction process, and how to appropriately deal with the FDTC participant while they are enrolled in the program and after they have completed. Other mandatory requirements include attending 12-step meetings such as AA/NA meetings, obtaining a sponsor, paying program fees, and obtaining employment and stable housing.

For more information regarding this program, please contact Jamie Ballance Robinson at 919-722-6258.
 
 
 
   
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