California Child Welfare Indicators Project – UC-Berkeley

InsightsVolXI-Fall2016: On Balance: The Courts and Child Welfare

This issue of insights, published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, examines the juvenile court’s role in the child welfare system and provides recommendations on how to best meet the complex needs of children and families in child welfare.

California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents’ Addictions: Heard on NPR featuring Sacramento County, California – All Things Considered, Jenny Gold

US: Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts, #8: State Family Drug Court Standards, Federal Funds for Substance Abuse
The Chronicle of Social Change – August 03, 2016

Addressing the Needs of Families Affected by Substance Abuse in the Child Welfare System Phil Breitenbucher, MSW, Program Director, Center for Children and Family Futures

Summary: The author reviews the performance of family drug courts from a national perspective and shares FDTC Guidelines, a resource that focuses on implementing evidence-based or evidence-informed practices in FDTC.

The Judges’ Page newsletter is published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Family Drug Treatment Courts

judge j. dean lewisSummer 2014

J. Dean Lewis, Judge (retired)
Former Member, National CASA Association Board of Trustees
Past President, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

What is a family drug treatment court (FDTC) and how is it different from the traditional dependency court process? Is FDTC an effective use of the limited resources available to courts, attorneys, CASA programs and public and private agencies charged with the responsibility of ensuring reasonable efforts, child safety, permanency and well-being in abuse and neglect cases? The answers to these questions and more will be answered in this issue of The Judges’ Page.

The California Association of Collaborative Courts is a premier source of information for state activities and resources.

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a comprehensive source of information on the national level.

For the latest on collaborative court training and research, go to the National Drug Court Institute.

Webliography – Alcohol and Other Drugs

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