Monday, February 8, 2010

Family Drug Court-A good idea~!

Getting families involved in their kid's drug court situations is a top notch idea in my book. For one thing, the better informed parents are about drug use, and how to cope with their child's problems, they more able they'll be to assist in their recovery. Going through drug court successfully takes determination and stick-to-it-ive-ness. Parents can help bolster a child's ability to cope with the process, by their presence and encouragement.

Council to discuss family drug court

Monday, February 8, 2010 10:06 AM CST

"Alan D. Allbee, associate juvenile judge for the First Judicial District of Iowa, would like to start a family treatment drug court and is requesting the city’s permission to use council chambers at city hall for drug court hearings on Tuesday afternoons after magistrate court concludes. The mayor’s office would be utilized for staffing of professionals.

In a letter to the city Allbee said the drug court clients would be parents involved in child in need of assistance cases in Fayette County who live in Oelwein and have substance abuse as a major problem.

He said the Oelwein satellite court would be easier for local clients to access since weekly court attendance is required and many do not have valid driver’s licenses. It would also be beneficial since the attorneys who practice in both magistrate and juvenile courts would be in the vicinity. Allbee said there is no cost to the city associated with his request and he hopes to start the treatment court this summer. The council will have a discussion on this request."

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