In 2017 CFF produced five briefs that highlight cross-cutting PFR lessons form the round 1 grantees that the field can use to replicate effective FTC practices. A companion set of case studies tells a more in-depth story of each grantee’s PFR journey.

Children and Family Futures produced a series of Prevention and Family Recovery (PFR) briefs that highlight cross-cutting lessons and experiences from the round 1 PFR grantees about providing a comprehensive family-centered approach for families affected by parental substance use disorders and child abuse and neglect.

The round 1 grantees’ journeys (from April 2014 through May 2017) provided valuable insights about the practice and policy changes needed for a Family Treatment Court (FTC) to shift from being an independent, adult-focused program within the court to an integrated cross-systems collaborative centered on the whole family.  CFF hopes the field can use these lessons and insights gained to replicate effective FTC practices in other communities.

The series of round 1 PFR briefs includes:

Note that family drug court (FDC) was the terminology used in the field during the first round of PFR. By the second round of PFR, the field shifted into more family-centered thinking and began referring to the courts as family treatment courts (FTCs).