FAMILY treatment Court
The San Francisco Family Treatment Court (FTC) is a court-supervised treatment and parenting program for people with children involved in the juvenile dependency system. FTC promotes stable, long-term family reunification by helping parents address their substance abuse issues, improve their parenting skills, and access wraparound services.
FTC is a voluntary program that includes regular court appearances, intensive case management, substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, and evidence-based parenting classes, among other services. The typical length of participation is 12 to 18 months.
FTC supports parents to:
- Stop using drugs or alcohol
- Access substance abuse treatment and wraparound services
- Improve their parenting abilities
- Reunify with their children and gain family stability
- Make sure their children receive health care and other necessary services
- Live healthier and happier lives
Through a collaboration between the Superior Court, Human Services Agency, Department of Public Health, Homeless Prenatal Program, and other community partners, FTC strives to provide highly coordinated, family focused, and trauma informed care to parents and children that will result in fewer children entering foster care and more families experiencing long-term reunification.