Family Treatment Courts/Safe Baby Courts


Family treatment courts, also referred to as family drug courts and dependency drug courts, use a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to serve families with substance use disorders and who are involved with the child welfare system. Well-functioning family treatment courts bring together leaders from child welfare, substance use treatment, mental health agencies, dependency courts, and other community partners in a non-adversarial approach.



Below is a list of funding opportunities that have been previously available from federal and private funding sources. Please note that although the funding deadlines may have passed, they can still be reviewed and considered for future planning purposes. You can check back often on the Announcements page for current funding opportunities as they are announced.

Family Treatment Court Grant Program

Technical Assistance

Many federal agencies and other partners offer assistance, in addition to grant funding, to jurisdictions, agencies and stakeholders to address training needs or the need for subject matter expertise to address local issues or challenges. Through these resources, you can access recent publications, tools, often request one-on-one remote or offsite assistance. Examples of assistance can include time with trainings, consulting time with subject matter experts, and/or opportunities for connecting with peers doing similar work.


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is a judicial membership organization that provides judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with knowledge and skills to improve the lives of families and children who seek justice. The website provides access to publications, webinars, and program models.


National Drug Court Institute

The National Drug Court Institute is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to provide technical assistance to BJA Adult Drug Court Grantees and to the treatment court field including adult drug courts, co-occurring courts, DWI courts and veterans’ treatment courts.