What impact can a recovery coach or recovery support specialists have within an FDC program? According to research, the use of recovery coaches has a positive impact on multiple outcomes, including substance use, mental health, parenting practices, and family functioning outcomes. In addition, the use of recovery coaches significantly increase parents’ access to substance abuse treatment, stay in treatment, and increase likelihood that parents will be reunified with their children. This webinar presentation will review available outcome data regarding implementation of this key strategy by FDCs and the opportunities for implementation outside of FDC by the larger CWS system. Key considerations for hiring, training, and funding these positions will also be explored.