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Family Treatment Court

These courts help parents that have lost custody of their children due to addiction or co-occurring mental health conditions. Participation in this court greatly increases the chance of family reunification, and dramatically lowers future contacts with Children's Protective Services (CPS).

Referral Instructions: 

  • Parent's Counsel, Child Welfare Workers, and Parent Advocates: To have your client screened/ assessed for Family Treatment Court, please complete online form via the Referral button 
  • We will contact you to confirm Family Treatment Court eligibility 



  • Must be in first six-months, post-disposition 
  • Must have DCFS services 
  • Must have high need for addiction or co-occurring mental health treatment 


  • Twelve-month program 
  • Participants will attend court sessions, test for drug/alcohol use, complete a treatment program, and mental health plan. 

Potential Benefits: 

  • Supportive court sessions 
  • Parents speak directly with their dependency judge 
  • May be placed in residential treatment with child 
  • Free sober housing with child 
  • Gift cards every court session, and other incentives 
  • Transportation vouchers 

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