Family treatment courts are popping up across the country to serve families involved in child welfare. This is great news becuase family treatment courts often show positive results in earlier, and more stable reunification, consistency in service completion, and sustainable behavioral change.
The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded Clark County Superior Court’s Family Treatment Court a five-year grant totaling nearly $2 million.
The grant, which will be available in September, will support the voluntary program’s work, in conjunction with Clark County Community Services, to provide services to adults who have active state child dependency cases, as well as their children, according to a news release.
The therapy court helps parents abstain from drug and alcohol use, create safe, stable homes for children, reduce the length of time children are in out-of-home placements and increase family reunification.