Family Treatment Court
San Francisco 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.