Strengthening Families Against Opioid Use
Recovery courts, also known as drug courts, have traditionally focused on helping adults overcome their substance use dependency while resolving criminal charges. This project will expand the focus of these courts by piloting a family program in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Recovery Court. Delivered to 70 families, the program will evaluate the effects of offering interventions to improve family relationships and parenting skills and mitigate adverse childhood experiences. The goal is to create a model of how holistic family interventions can be provided in recovery courts to promote recovery, help rebuild relationships, and avoid adverse childhood experiences.