Dependency Drug Courts (DDCs) were created to increase permanency outcomes for children separated from their parents due to concurrent substance use and child maltreatment. There are laws and policies that address both. There is no legislation or national policy for DDC programs.
This project advocates for DDC legislation by (a) using a policy analysis framework to analyze the program and (b) recommending that a uniform DDC legislation be created. This potential policy analysis highlights best practices and identifies needs to effectively serve multicultural populations. This analysis illustrates how DDC helps parents reunify with their children. It is commensurate with relevant legislation including the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, Fostering Connections to Success Act of 2008, and Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. It also reflects the major principles of the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, especially social justice as a foundation for advocacy.
|Advisor:||Pasztor, Eileen Mayers|
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Child welfare, Dependency drug court, Substance use|
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