Ohio Family Dependency Treatment Court Evaluation

Status: complete

Purpose: This evaluation involved the study of the key components of family dependency treatment court dockets in Ohio and their impact on families involved with the child protection system. The study investigated the implementation of family dependency treatment court dockets in Ohio and measured the treatment, court, and child protection outcomes associated with such dockets. The goal of the study was to provide recommendations for enhancing the implementation of family dependency treatment courts.

Project Design: The project involved process and outcome evaluations of Ohio’s family dependency treatment courts. Family dependency treatment courts (also called family treatment drug courts) provide intensive judicial oversight for substance-abusing parents involved with the child welfare system. Evaluation activities included site visits; key stakeholder interviews; focus groups with participants; and court, treatment, and child welfare data extraction.

Funding Source: The Supreme Court of Ohio

Start Date: August 2010

NPC Project Team

Principal Investigator

Shannon Carey, Ph.D.

Project Director

Tamara Perkins, Ph.D.

Cost Analyst

Mark Waller, B.A.

Project Staff

Jennifer Aborn, B.S.

Adrian Johnson, M.S.W.

Chad Rodi, Ph.D.