In collaboration with the State Justice Institute and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the publication Judicial Leadership and Key Tenets for Improving Outcomes for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders was created to easily share ways to improve court policies and systems. When families arrive before a judge in dependency court, there have likely been many distressing events leading to this critical moment. For many, interpersonal and intergenerational trauma affects families, communities, and cultural, racial, ethnic, and other populations cumulatively, and can create barriers to effective parenting. These implications are compounded for parents experiencing Substance Use Disorders/ Opioid Use Disorders (SUD/OUD).
This project is supported by Grant No. SJI-19-P-051 awarded by the State Justice Institute (SJI). The State Justice Institute is a non-profit corporation governed by an 11-member board of directors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The State Justice Institute remains the only source of federal or private funding dedicated exclusively to improving the quality of justice in the state courts. Points of view or opinions are those of the authors, contributors, or presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.