Family Drug Court

Family-and-Juvenile-Drug-Court.jpgThe Tarrant County Family Drug Court works to protect children from abuse and neglect associated with substance use by providing treatment services with court supervision. Lena Pope provides services for the Family Drug Court as part of a contract with Tarrant County. In these services, Lena Pope also works closely with Tarrant County Challenge, Child Protective Services, and Early Childhood Intervention.

When a mother in Tarrant County has a positive drug-screened newborn, typically the child is taken into custody by Child Protective Services (CPS). Family Drug Court offers an alternative to traditional CPS removal. Family Drug Court provides immediate residential or outpatient drug treatment, in-home support services, and assistance with identifying resources.

Lena Pope staff provide in-home support (intensive case management) services, referrals for counseling, and other services for the families. The case managers at Lena Pope work with the parents to build parenting skills and life skills. Building these skills creates a smooth transition when the parents are reunited with their children and move into independent living.

Family Drug Court helps parents between the ages of 18 and 35, and receives their referrals through CPS. Although this program is by referral only, Lena Pope Counseling Services can offer similar services for you and your family. For more information, click here.