Family Drug Court
Family Drug Court is a collaborative effort between Lena Pope Home, Tarrant County Challenge, Tarrant County Child Protective Services, MHMR, Early Childhood Intervention, and the Tarrant County Family Drug Court. The Tarrant County Family Court uses family-centered treatments and services to protect children from abuse and neglect associated with substance abuse.
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 and recovery for substance abuse, intensive case management, support services, and resource planning to mothers in the program.
Lena Pope Home staff provides intensive case management services, referrals for counseling, and other services for the mothers. The case managers at Lena Pope Home work with the mothers to build parenting skills, life skills, and transition skills. Building these skills creates a smooth transition when the mothers are reunited with their children, and move into independent living.
Family Drug Court helps mothers between the ages of 18 and 35, and receives their referrals through CPS. Although this program is by referral, our Family Matters Counseling program can offer similar services for you and your family. For more information, click HERE.