Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $900,000)
The Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC or Tribe) proposes to implement the FCPC Family Treatment Court. The purpose is to improve the health and public safety of the Tribal community by addressing substance use, particularly in the resulting cases of Children in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS). Project activities will include the development of policies and procedures for the FTC, the hiring of a Family Therapist, the provision of evidence-based services, including assessments, treatment, wrap-around services, and family reunification efforts. Additionally, the promotion of community awareness of the FTC program will be achieved through outreach and education efforts. A successful project will result in the improved safety, health, and well-being of the community, as well as a 10% reduction in CHIPS cases in each year of the project. While clients and who struggle with substance use and their families will be the primary beneficiaries of direct treatment, the general community will also receive the benefit of a healthier and safer community.