01 OCT 2015

How does the Family Drug and Alcohol Court fit with the current changes to family justice?

How does the Family Drug and Alcohol Court fit with the current changes to family justice?
MARY RYAN, RyanTunnardBrown
JUDITH HARWIN, Director of Child Focused Research Centre
GEMMA LEWIS
JO TUNNARD, RyanTunnardBrown

The Family Justice Review (FJR) concluded that: ‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court in Inner London Family Proceedings Court shows considerable promise. There should be further limited roll-out to continue to develop the evidence base.’ (p 132, Family Justice Review, Final Report, 2011).

This article examines the extent to which the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) approach fits with the current changes to family justice. It concludes that the model has considerable potential to contribute to the improvement of care proceedings and, by doing so, improve outcomes for children and parents.


The full version of this article appeared in the October 2012 issue of  Family Law.

Jordan Publishing are pleased to make this article available for download, free of charge, as a service to our readers.

To download the article, click here.

The FDAC National Unit website will launch on 7 October. It will include news, blog entries and a range of resources about both the FDAC model and the work of the Unit in supporting the growth of new local sites.
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