Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm (PST)
Presenters: Nancy K. Young, Douglas Marlowe

One of the most important decisions faced by each Family Drug Court is determining its target population and what resources are needed to serve them.  What criteria should drive these decisions? A significant amount of research in the adult criminal drug court setting has addressed eligibility criteria and which populations these programs can serve most effectively – namely high-risk, high- need offenders.  This webinar presentation will explore the “high-risk, high-need” principle and how this applies to FDCs.  A working definition of these concepts will be offered along with implications on key FDC processes, including screening and assessment, staff training, and partnerships needed to provide the scope of services needed to match services to needs.  This webinar will serve as a work-group discussion which will advance FDC policy and practice for the entire field going forward.