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FAMILY TREATMENT COURT (FTC)

Family Treatment Court is an intensive therapeutic court. Its participants are parents whose children are involved in dependency proceedings.  The goal of the program is to help participants with their recovery to facilitate reunification with their children.

Mission Statement:
Family Treatment Court works to provide parents with tools and supports to stabilize and maintain a lifestyle free from substance use and create healthy family relationships through a multi-disciplinary team with judicial accountability.

Team members with FTC include Skagit County Superior Court, the Attorney General’s Office, parents’ attorneys, guardians ad litem for the children, DCYF social workers, and providers of PCAP (parent-child assistance program) and substance use disorder treatment.

FTC is held every Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

If you are interested in FTC, speak with your attorney, your child’s guardian ad litem, or the social worker about how to get involved in the program!

FTC Procedures
Current FTC Policies and Procedures
Phases
Meeting Documentation Procedure
Meeting Slip

Applications
Written Application Pdf | Doc
Expedited Application Pdf | Doc

Additional Documents
FTC Brochure
FTC Flyer


Recent Updates:

The FTC Team is in the process of updating its policies and procedures.  Until the full manual is updated, the portions submitted below will replace their corresponding sections in the full policies and procedures manual.

Application Process
The application process is being streamlined.  See the below documents to apply to FTC:

Written Application Pdf | Doc
Expedited Application Pdf | Doc

Phase Updates
Two new sections have been added to the previously established phases of FTC.  There is now a pre-phase for people who are just entering the program who do not yet have a current evaluation for substance use disorder or are awaiting a bed date for inpatient treatment.  There is also a phase acceleration process for more rapid advancement through Phases I and II for participants who successfully completed lengthy inpatient treatment programs.
Phases