The mission of the Family Treatment Court is accomplished through a collaborative effort, to ensure a child has a safe and nurturing environment. This is done by focusing on healthy and sober parenting and permanency planning through family reunification. The Family Treatment Court Team features collaboration between the Court, Social Services, substance abuse treatment providers, and community support agencies, including Mentor Moms and the Foster Grandparent Program. The 2nd Judicial District has operated the Family Treatment Court since 1994, utilizing two tracks, with participants appearing twice a month before the judge. The Family Treatment Court requires an active aftercare plan to encourage ongoing compliance with treatment to maintain sobriety, ensure reunification, and avoid further involvement in the child welfare or family court system. The Family Treatment Court uses a team approach involving the judge, defense and prosecution counsel, treatment personnel, court personnel, and integrated services coordination through a unique partnership with the Foster Grandparent program.
Bristlecone Family Resources offers two types of outpatient treatment for those who need support in their rehabilitation but do not need detox support or residential treatment. Intensive Outpatient Treatment Clients in this level of service receive a minimum of nine hours of skilled therapies per week. This program provides essential education and treatment while allowing clients to apply their newly acquired skills within the context of the “real world” environment where they may be working, attending vocational/educational classes and/or transitional living. Clients may be initially placed in Intensive Outpatient for approximately two weeks. Clients in this level of care may be coming out of either a higher-level service or moved from a lower level of service. Outpatient Treatment This level of care is structured to be efficient and flexible to clients who have a supportive living environment and/or coping mechanisms which permit them to accomplish treatment goals within the outpatient environment. Often, this means that such clients have employment or personal schedules to consider. Bristlecone provides a wide range of days and hours in which clients can access this program. Clients receive one to eight hours of individual and group counseling per week.