Family Recovery Court

The Snohomish County Family Recovery Court (FRC) mission is to provide therapeutic and legal services for families affected by substance use disorder and involved with a family dependency process. Our program adheres to best practices and our approach is guided by compassion, accountability, and equity.

Our vision is to reunite families by providing therapeutic services encompassing a parent’s mental, physical, and social wellbeing for sustainable sobriety and foundation for families to thrive.


FRC is a voluntarily program in which parents may choose to participate for recommended treatment services, individualized case management for their family, and scheduled court hearings.   Through the four stages of FRC, the parent and team will co-develop goals to support family reunification, parent recovery, and individual goals (education, employment, housing, connection to community, and life skills).    The FRC team and parents work together on building a foundation to reconnect families and build community connection.


 


“No matter where I was with my recovery, I always felt like I had someone by my side.”

-2015 FRC Graduate



 

What we offer:


• Supportive team for providing encouragement and resources

• Immediate access to treatment services

• Individualized Case Management for the family

• Frequent court hearings with a single Judge

• Connection to the community

• Resources to establish a safe and healthy environment for the family

• Skills and tools to maintain recovery

• Education assistance

• Housing assistance



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Our purpose is to increase child safety and reunite families; reduce substance use and strengthen community connection; and remove the stigma of substance use and advocate for a therapeutic approach.

“FAMILY DRUG COURT HELPED ME THE MOST WITH ACCOUNTABILITY, HELPED ME BE A BETTER PARENT, THE SUPPORT HELPED ME FOLLOW THROUGH!”

2021 FRC Graduate


For FRC program consideration, a parent will need: 


  • An open dependency case in Snohomish County
  • Substance Use Disorder diagnosis - FRC can help with a substance use disorder assessment
  • To be 18 years old or older
  • To reside in Snohomish County during the program – out-of-county parents will be given time to move into Snohomish County

How to Apply:

The parent, DCYF Social Worker, or parent attorney may contact 425-388-7887 for a referral.


 


“No, I could not have got clean and sober without this program.  I needed help in many areas, like treatment, addiction, mental health and family drug treatment court got it all back in balance.”

-2021 FRC Graduate


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