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  1. Sacramento County Dependency Drug Court: Specialized Treatment and Recovery Services (STARS) Sandy Robinson, Director STARS Program Presented at Summer 2007 Brown Bag Webinar Series Session 1—Evidence Based Practice June 12, 2007

  2. Sacramento County’s Comprehensive Reform Five Components of Reform 1. Comprehensive cross-system joint training 2. Substance Abuse Treatment System of Care 3. Early Intervention Specialists 4. Recovery Management Specialists (STARS) 5. Dependency Drug Court Reforms have been implemented over the past eleven years

  3. Level 3 Monthly Hearings Level 1 DDC Hearings 30 Days 60 Days 90 Days Jurisdiction & Disposition Hearings Child in Custody Detention Hearing Early Intervention Specialist (EIS) Assessment & Referral to STARS Court Ordered to STARS & 90 Days of DDC STARS Voluntary Participation STARS Court Ordered Participation Sacramento County Dependency Drug Court Model 180 Days Graduation Level 2 Weekly or Bi-Weekly Hearings

  4. STARS • Specialized • Treatment • And • Recovery • Services

  5. STARS Goals Effect client change by removing barriers to treatment and providing support Provide CPS/Dependency Courts with accurate and reliable documentation

  6. The 5 Points of Success Integrity Positivism Professionalism Customer Service Servant Leadership

  7. Obstacles to Change Late-stage addiction Resistance to “the system” Lack of hope Fathers often dismissed in dependency cases

  8. Achieving our Goals Intake Support Philosophy Intangibles

  9. Intake • Parent is immediately assessed for AOD issues at Detention Hearing. Each parent is assessed individually, to help break denial surrounding significant other. • Facility location • Rapid intake

  10. Intake Immediate access to treatment Immediate contact with Recovery Specialist – gender specific

  11. Three Strategies for Working with Parents Use of Motivational Interviewing Techniques Role-modeling Accountability

  12. Role Models • Recovery Specialists are: • Certified addiction specialists • Believable and approachable • Comfortable with some self-disclosure • Non-punitive in approach

  13. Accountability Our belief is that when we combine an empathetic, supportive environment with one that stresses accountability, we are able to create change in a profound way.

  14. Intangibles Belief in redemption and recovery Overcome prejudices that exist We give 100% for client’s 100% Passion

  15. Sacramento Family Treatment Court Evaluation Findings 4940 Irvine Blvd. Suite 202 Irvine, CA 92620 714/505-3525 www.cffutures.org

  16. Treatment Admission Rates*** ***p<.001

  17. Treatment Discharge Status* * p<.05; no gender differences were found in terms of discharge status

  18. Treatment Discharge Status by Primary Drug Problem*** ***p<.001

  19. 24-Month Child Placement Outcomes **p<.01; ***p<.001

  20. 24-Month Child Placement Outcomes by Parent Primary Drug Problem *p<.05 ***p<.001

  21. Time to Reunification at 24 Months n.s.

  22. 24-Month Cost Savings Due to Increased Reunification RatesPreliminary Findings • Takes into account the reunification rates, time of out-of-home care, time to reunification, and cost per month • 27.2% - Reunification rate for comparison group children • 43.6% - Reunification rate for court-ordered DDC group children • 221 Additional DDC children reunified • 33.1 – Average months in out-of-home care for comparison group children • 9.4 - Average months to reunification for court-ordered DDC children • 23.7 month differential • $10,049,036 Estimated Savings in Out-of-Home care costs