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What is the Parenting in Recovery/ Family Drug Treatment Court?

Parenting in Recovery/ Family Drug Treatment Court (PIR/FDTC) was created for parents who are suffering from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and are involved in the Child Protective Services Civil Court system of Travis County.

The goal of the Parenting in Recovery/ Family Drug Treatment Court

The goal of PIR/FDTC is to maintain children in the care of their parents while they begin the journey of recovery from their SUD and develop the skills and ability to safely parent their children. This focus of support and accountability for the parents and their children is to promote the goal of stopping the cycle of abuse and neglect and to promote strong mental health for the next generation.

Eligibility

Who is eligible for Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court?

Parents identified by Child Protective Services

Parenting in Recovery/Travis County Family Drug Treatment Court (PIR/TCFDTC) participants are Travis County residents who have been identified by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, Child Protective Services (CPS) as exhibiting symptoms of substance use disorders that impact the care and well-being of their young children (0-5).

Eligibility for PIR/FDTC starts with the nature of the CPS referral, which may occur under any of the following three basic admission criteria:

  • A mother gives birth to a baby who tests positive for drugs.
  • A mother is pregnant and tests positive for drugs and has at least one child under age five in the home.
  • A parent is using drugs and has at least one child under age five in the home.

Who are the partners and team members of the Parenting in Recovery/ Family Drug Treatment Court

A coalition of agencies and providers

PIR/FDTC brings together a large coalition of public agencies and community service providers who cooperatively provide a flexible, comprehensive continuum of services to parents, children, and families who are involved in the state child welfare system as a result of maternal drug and/or alcohol dependence.

Contact & Resources

Program contacts

For more information about the program, please contact:

Leigh Mathews Rodriguez, Associate Judge
Office of the District Judges
PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
512-854-9300

Brook Son, MSSW – Office of Children Services Program Administrator, PIR/FDTC
(512) 854-4272
(737) 931-7835
[email protected]

Michelle Kimbrough, LCSW – PIR/FDTC Program Manager
(512) 854-5903
(737) 931-7826 - cell
[email protected]

Amber Middleton, LMSW– PIR/FDTC Court Coordinator
(512) 854-5008
(737) 228-5537 - cell
[email protected]

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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