Family Drug Courts

Developing, enhancing and expanding FDCs across the nation

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Through federally- and foundation-funded projects, Children and Family Futures delivers training and technical assistance in varying intensities to states, tribes, and local jurisdictions on implementing family drug court practices. 

Dependency courts and child welfare systems often lack sufficient resources to address the multiple needs and complex risk factors of families in which parental substance use disorders contribute to child maltreatment. Well-functioning family drug courts bring together child welfare services, substance use disorder treatment agencies, and other community service providers to meet the diverse needs of these families. Family drug courts seek to provide safe environments for children and intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat parents’ substance use disorders and other co-occurring risk factors.

years working with family drug courts nationwide
training and technical assistance requests from over 300 family drug courts since 2009 delivered through federally- and foundation-funded projects
of families who participate in family drug courts achieve reunification


Through federally- and foundation-funded projects, Children and Family Futures and its small business subsidiary, Center for Children and Family Futures, produces publications, reports, Technical Assistance tools and web-based learning for the field. The following are featured resources from our work. For more resources or information related to a specific topic, please visit our resources page or click the “Request Assistance” button below or at the top of the page.

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