Parents are eligible for the Family Recovery Program (FRP) if:

  • You are the parent or legal guardian of a child (or children) ages 0—10 who has been placed in shelter care for at least one night and has never been found to be a Child in Need of Assistance (CINA).
  • Substance abuse is a major factor in the removal of your child/children.
  • The parent or legal guardian is physically present in court for the referral to the Family Recovery Program (FRP).
  • You are the parent or legal guardian of a child (or children) 7 years old or younger who has been referred by the Department of Social Services for FRP’s Horizon Program(No Court Involvement).
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building at Sage Center Supportive Housing Program. The Sage Center is open to current FRP parents with children ages 0-12 in good compliance, 90 days of sobriety along with referral from the FRP case manager.

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Court Referral Process

An eligible parent or legal guardian may only be referred into FRP by a Judge or Master under the following circumstances:

Voluntary Referral

The period immediately following the initial removal of a child or children is when a parent or guardian can receive immediate substance abuse treatment, case management and supportive services to establish immediate as well as lasting sobriety.

  • Shelter care hearings
  • Preliminary hearings
  • CINA adjudicatory hearings
  • CINA dispositional hearings
  • CINA permanency planning review (10 month)
  • Friday FRP court hearings


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