Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Program

The Family Treatment/ Rehabilitation Program (FTR) offers intensive preventive case management services to families at risk of removal of children to foster care due to neglect and abuse associated with a mother's drug use and/ or mental illness. The stressors of poverty, substance use, instability, and criminal justice involvement can greatly compromise a mother's capacity to care for her children, despite strong desires to be engaged and effective caretakers. FRP improves the chances of families staying together by helping mothers identify and address their addictions and other challenges to maintaining a healthy home and family. The program operates in East New York and Brownsville.

Program Population: 

Women who are at risk of losing custody of their children, as identified by the Administration for Children’s Services.

Program Capacity: 

Approximately 180 families served annually, 70 families at a time.

Program Funding Source: 

Government support through New York City Administration for Children’s Services; additional support from private foundations.

Start Date Year: 
2001
Address1: 
2632 Atlantic Avenue
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Zipcode: 
11207
Agency Name: 
Women in Prison Project - Correctional Association