Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDACs) update
The success of FDACs at increasing the family reunification rate by helping parents stop drug or alcohol abuse has made them a model for additional initiatives by the Government and the Access to Justice sector. In this article, we summarise the most important developments regarding FDACs over the past few months.
- In April 2019, The Centre for Justice Innovation created a new national partnership to support and expand the use of FDACs - they have convened existing sites through a Team Manager Forum and are working closely with the new Pan-Bedfordshire FDAC (due to go live in November) to develop a programme of induction training
- In May 2019, the Department for Education announced the Supporting Families: Investing in Practice programme, which is seeking to fund the expansion and improvement of FDACs - The Centre for Justice Innovation has been working closely with the Department of Education to shortlist the applications
If you are interested in finding out more about FDAC, please get in touch with Albinia Stanley at Centre for Justice Innovation, a full-time Family Justice Officer who is leading the centre’s FDAC work.