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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.

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