Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm (PST)
Phil Breitenbucher, FDC TTA Project Director, Irvine, California
Jean Cottier, Family Dependency Treatment Court, Chatham County, Georgia
Chris Swenson-Smith, Pima County Family Drug Court, Arizona
In 2012, the Family Drug Court (FDC) Peer Learning Court Program (PLC) was launched by Children and Family Futures through the support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Recognizing the need to highlight national best practice models for FDCs and to further exchange of learning through peer-to-peer technical assistance, the PLC program selected five mentorship FDC sites to share their effective policies and practices. These sites were on the basis of their use of sound evidence-supported practices and policies, and demonstration of strong collaboration among the courts, child welfare, substance abuse treatment agencies and others.This webinar presentation will provide an overview of the PLC program, including information on how to connect with a PLC site through sharing of resources and/or site visit. The webinar will include project leaders from Pima County, Arizona and Chatham County, Georgia who will provide an overview of their respective FDC and highlighted practice. Pima (AZ) will share their use of Recovery Resource Specialists to provide support for FDC participants while Chatham County (GA) will share their work in community resource development and community partnerships.
The Peer Learning Court Program is part of the range of technical assistance opportunities available through the Center for Children and Family Futures.