Family Treatment Court

Family Treatment Court

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Service Overview

The Charlottesville/Albemarle Family Treatment Court (FTC) program is designed to aid and equip parents to achieve long-term sobriety in order to enhance the probability of family reunification when there are mandatory legal timeframes present in child dependency cases.

FTC requires five successful “phase” completions, regular court appearances and drug screenings, and includes various treatment methods such as individual counseling, peer support groups, and intensive outpatient substance use treatment. FTC is a partnership between Region Ten CSB, Charlottesville/Albemarle Juvenile Domestic Relations District Court, Department of Social Services, Piedmont CASA, and the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS).


Connie Holdsworth’s success story.

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Program Length
12-18 months
Contact Info
Available Locations
Eligibility Criteria
  • *Must be referred by the Department of Social Services.
FTC Handbook download FTC HandbookFTC Referral Form download FTC Referral Form

success stories

This mother graduated from Family Treatment Court in May 2020 and made history by having the program’s first hybrid in-person/virtual graduation celebration! She has made tremendous progress toward her goals for herself and her family during her time with FTC and recently began classes at PVCC. She has continued to stay engaged by participating in the FTC support group as an alum and helping to encourage and support other parents and guardians in recovery.

- May 2020 FTC Graduation

Key resources

On Our Own
Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Community Network
Important Updates

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The July 9th Board of Directors meeting will be a work session that is closed to the general public.