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Family Treatment Court

Program

This new program to the Forsyth County Accountability Courts was organized in late 2017. Family Treatment Court is under the direction of Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Christopher W. Willis. The Family Treatment Court Team is a partnership among the Juvenile Court, Division of Family and Children Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Law Enforcement, and treatment services. This partnership provides our participants with treatment for their substance abuse as well as a relationship with these agencies to promote reunification.

Candidates who want to be a part of the Family Treatment Court program are required to have an open dependency case within Forsyth County Juvenile Court as well as a substance abuse problem. Candidates must show a willingness to get sober and a desire to rebuild their families. This program is 18-24 months in length and consists of 5 phases. Treatment subjects within the phases aren’t limited to substance abuse, but span the scope of stability and family resources to ensure long term success not only in sobriety but as a family unit. Requirements during participation in the Family Treatment Court include, but are not limited to; group classes, community support meetings, individual counseling, family counseling, drug and alcohol screening, as well as regular court appearances.

For further information or to make a referral please contact the Family Treatment Court Office at the number listed below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Volunteer for FTC and abide by program rules
  • Admit to alcohol and/or drug issues and want treatment
  • Have an open dependency case in Forsyth County Juvenile Court.
  • Participants who live outside of Forsyth County will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Disqualifying Criteria

  • Sex offense – conviction or current allegation.
  • Active domestic violence charges are staffed on a case-by-case basis.
  • No contact orders are staffed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Severe mental health/developmental disabilities/cognitive disorders
  • Serious violent offenses – conviction or current allegation.

This is not an exhaustive list of eligibility and disqualifying criteria. The Forsyth County Family Treatment Court reserves the right to review and make changes to this criteria.

Family Court Files

Community Service Record AC RV02-18
Community Support Meeting Log
FTC Handbook - Current-converted
Participant Leave Request RV 11-17
Proof of Employment Time Sheet AC RV10-19

Contacts

Family Treatment Court Office
425 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040 

Fax: 678-455-4781 

Family Treatment Court Clinical Case Manager
Amanda Duttry
E-mail: alduttry@forsythco.com
Phone: 678-455-4780

Important Phone Numbers 

Drug Screen Line
678-967-0419