Family Drug Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program


Sponsoring Organization

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and local jurisdictions to develop, enhance, and sustain family treatment courts (FTC). Offers a range of resources, publications, and web-based learning tools to help implement evidence-based practices, strengthen family treatment court operations, and achieve better outcomes for participants. Promotes the use family treatment courts to provide safe environments for children and address the needs of justice-involved parents with substance use disorders (SUD) through intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat SUD and other co-occurring risk factors.

What This Program Offers

The Family Drug Courts training and technical assistance program can provide:

  • Hands-on and web-based technical assistance and program evaluation
  • FTC Learning Academy annual web-based training event
  • Online tutorials offering 5 self-paced training modules on different aspects of the family treatment court model
  • Peer learning court program to identify and bring in visiting FTC professionals to provide mentorship and practical guidance to family treatment courts
  • Publications, reports, and other materials on topics related to family treatment courts, including the Family Treatment Court Planning Guide and Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards documents

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

States, tribes, and local jurisdictions seeking to enhance the operation of family treatment courts are eligible for assistance.

Geographic Coverage



There is no application process to receive assistance. To request technical assistance, complete the online request form.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Supervision • Justice System • Parents, Families, and Children • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment