Juvenile Court Programs
Zero to Three (ZTT)
Douglas County Juvenile Courts Zero to Three Program Manager is assigned to navigating eligibility and ensuring that (Part C) services are provided in-home, outside of the home, in child care facilities during supervised visits for children ages 0 to 3 in foster care and under the jurisdiction of Douglas County Juvenile Court. Part C services include medical, educational, Children’s 1st, and therapy services to name a few.
Baby Steps Recovery Program
The Baby Steps Recovery Program works with pregnant women with substance use issues, their families and families with children ages 0 to 3 that were prenatally exposed to substances. We develop with the family a Plan of Safe Care that addresses substance use treatment, prenatal care, mental health treatment, and community resources for food, clothing, housing and health insurance.
The Baby Steps Recovery Program is a voluntary program open to all residents of Douglas County that provides case management, care coordination and support for a minimum of one year.
To make a referral to the Baby Steps Recovery Program Contact the Safe Care Coordinator, Ashley Perry, for more information.
Ashley Perry, Safe Care Coordinator
The mission of the Family Treatment Court of the Douglas County Juvenile Court is to develop and sustain a collaborative systematic team approach to promote healthy, stable, permanent, drug-free, and safe families for children whose parents have substance use issues.
The Family Treatment Court (FTC) Team is made up of a Coordinator, two Case Managers, two Peer Support Specialists, and a Child Services Case Manager. This team approaches all clients in a non-adversarial way and helps them to be assessed and placed in the most appropriate treatment setting as quickly as possible. Team case management includes all members working together to offer a supportive, encouraging relationship to help families to be reunited.
The Bigger Team
This team is made up of all FTC staff, the Judge, Department of Family and Children Services, CASA, the Parent Attorney, the Child Attorney, the Surveillance Officer, and all treatment providers utilized by FTC.
This team staffs clients every other week to ensure services are in place and are being followed. This is a non-adversarial approach by the whole team. FTC strives to hold clients accountable and to also treat them in a way that encourages success and reunification.
Parental Accountability Court
The Parental Accountability Court program seeks to remove the underlying issues that cause noncustodial parents to become chronic non-payers of child support. Through judicial oversight, Parental Accountability Court assists to transition non-custodial parents with barriers to self-sufficiency through parent accountability, employment and education. Services offered through Parental Accountability Court include substance abuse treatment, job assistance and placement, short-term training, coaching and mentoring, educational services, and Georgia Work Ready as an alternative to incarceration.