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Suffolk County Family Treatment Court: Program Phases


PHASE I:

The focus of Phase I is to encourage the parent to engage in treatment and establish a foundation of abstinence in addition to working on the development of responsible parenting skills.

GOALS:
1. Drug & Alcohol assessment.
2. Detoxification & Abstinence.
3. Placement in community based treatment.
4. Identification of treatment barriers.
5. Assessment & Referral for additional family services.
6. Development of initial service plan goals.
7. Assessment of job readiness.
8. Obtain medical coverage (i.e. Medicaid).
9. Assessment & Development of parenting skills.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO PHASE II:
1. 60 to 90 days drug & alcohol free.
2. Regular court appearances.
3. Supervised or unsupervised visitation with children.
4. Progress toward treatment plan goals.
5. Progress towards service plan goals.
6. Follow through with educational, medical and other service needs of the children.
7. Completion of a mental health evaluation.
8. Complete Phase I packet and accountability essay and submit completed criteria to your case manager.
9. Obtain and maintain medical coverage.
10. Team recommendation.

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PHASE II:

The focus of Phase II is to stabilize the parent in treatment, identify and address underlying issues surrounding addiction and its impact on the entire family, and to promote the continue development of problem solving and parenting skills.

GOALS:
1. Continued abstinence & development of recovery tools.
2. Development/implementation of educational & vocational goals.
3. Continued development of parenting skills.
4. Identification and linkages to additional family services.
5. Increased visitation with children.
6. Meet educational & medical needs of the children.


REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCEMENT TO PHASE III:
1. 6 to 9 months drug & alcohol free.
2. Regular court appearances.
3. Regular visitation with children.
4. Progress toward treatment plan goal.
5. Progress toward service plan goals.
6. Follow through with educational, medical and other service needs of children.
7. Parenting skills class is to be completed.
8. Maintain medical insurance.
9. Team recommendation.

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PHASE III:

The focus of Phase III is to continue to work towards a drug-free lifestyle, focus on reintegration into the community and develop & finalize reunification and aftercare plans.

GOALS:
1. Continued abstinence and internalization of recovery tools.
2. Implementation and completion of educational & vocational goals.
3. Increased visitation with children.
4. Development and finalization of family reunification plan.
5. Reintegration into the community.
6. Development of aftercare plan with treatment provider.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR PHASE III:
1. 9 to 12 months of abstinence and drug free tests.
2. Regular court appearances.
3. Custody of child(ren) has been returned, or will be within the next 30-60 days.
4. Successful completion of treatment program.
5. Implementation of educational and vocational goals, if any.
6. Completion of parenting skills program.
7. Follow through with educational, medical and other service needs of children.
8. Obtain safe and suitable housing.
9. Relapse prevention packet to be completed and submitted for approval.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from the program occurs after you have progressed through the three phases. You will become eligible to graduation from FTC after you have satisfied the following requirements:

1. A minimum of 6 to 8 months of clean time.
2. The permanency plan has been approved by the court and finalized (children have been returned to the parents custody or another plan has been approved).
3. Successful completion or significant progress towards all treatment goals.
4. Significant progress of all service plan goals.
5. Have secure stable housing.
6. Completion of an aftercare plan with your treatment provider.
7. Completion of all court mandates.

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10th Judicial District