Family drug and alcohol courts (FDACs) are a problem-solving court approach which improve outcomes for children involved in care proceedings. They offer an alternative way of supporting parents to overcome the substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse problems that have put their children at risk of serious harm.
The Centre for Justice Innovation believes that every family that could benefit from a Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) should be able to access one. In partnership with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and RyanTunnardBrown, the Centre’s mission is to provide national leadership to strengthen, expand and champion the FDAC approach. In doing so, we are building on the legacy of the former FDAC National Unit, which closed in September 2018.
For more on how we are supporting FDAC to expand, please see our support page.