CFF Announces Expansion of the Prevention and Family Recovery (PFR) Initiative

Four new Family Drug Court programs receive grant awards
to strengthen parenting and children’s services for vulnerable families.

February 22, 2017 – Children and Family Futures (CFF) is pleased to announce the selection of four new Prevention and Family Recovery (PFR) grantees that will embark on an intensive three-year initiative to provide comprehensive familycentered care to children and parents affected by substance use disorders and child abuse and neglect. The individual grant awards of $300,000 over three years were made possible with the support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (based in New York, NY) and The Duke Endowment (based in Charlotte, NC). CFF is partnering with the Tribal Law and Policy Institute to support the Tribal Family Healing to Wellness Court in Sacaton, Arizona.

PFR seeks to demonstrate how a comprehensive family-centered Family Drug Court approach—grounded in effective cross-systems collaboration—improves child, parent, and family outcomes, particularly in the areas of child abuse and neglect, reunification, and parent-child relationships.

The four new grantees represent a mix of comprehensive urban and rural FDCs. They are:

Gila River Indian Community Family Drug Court – Sacaton, AZ
Jefferson County Family Integrated Treatment Court – Golden, CO
Mecklenburg County Families in Recovery to Stay Together Program – Charlotte, NC
Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment Court – Wauwatosa, WI

These new sites join the first round of PFR grantees, whose three-year grant period will come to a close in May 2017. The inaugural FDCs included Pima County (Tucson, AZ), San Francisco County (San Francisco, CA), Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY) and Robeson County (Lumberton, NC).

“We are excited to support a second cohort of FDC teams in their efforts to strengthen their collaborative capacity and promote positive outcomes for children and families,” said Rumeli Banik, Program Officer for the Child Well-being Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which is supporting the Gila River, Jefferson and Milwaukee county sites.

The Duke Endowment is supporting the Mecklenburg County site. “We are pleased to announce our continued support for this initiative because we understand the importance of enhancing parent-child relationships and remain dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in North Carolina,” said Phillip H. Redmond, Jr., director of the Child Care program area at The Duke Endowment.

CFF, a southern California based non-profit with over 20 years of experience, will provide intensive technical assistance, coaching and expert consultation to the grantees to build their capacity to implement and sustain a comprehensive family-centered approach and undertake broader systems change to better serve families.

“The PFR expansion provides us with a wonderful opportunity to replicate effective PFR practices in four new communities and build our knowledge base about innovative family-centered practices,” said Dr. Nancy K. Young, Executive Director of CFF. “We look forward to helping more sites around the country improve outcomes for all families in the child welfare system affected by parental substance use disorders.”

The Prevention and Family Recovery Project is generously supported by

the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Duke Endowment



Project Highlights

Congratulations New PFR Grantees!

Gila River Indian Community Family Drug Court – Scanton, AZ

Jefferson County Family Integrated Treatment CourtGolden, CO

Mecklenburg County Families In Recovery to Stay Together Program Charlotte, NC

Milwaukee County Family Drug Treatment CourtWauwatosa, WI