Courts & Child Welfare

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Family Court

FIRST 5 supports families in accessing services they could otherwise not afford, including supervised visitation subsides, drug court treatment coordinators, and case managers to ensure families understand, access, and comply with court ordered services.

Family Support Specialists also provide developmental screenings and needs assessments, while connecting families to FIRST 5 and community programs. Staff is stationed in each of the Family Court Houses to connect directly on-site with families and to receive referrals.

Dependency Wellness Court

In January 2013, the grant- funded Family Wellness Court for Infants and Toddlers project went to scale in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System and was renamed Dependency Wellness Court. This expansion allows essential services to be effectively coordinated and delivered across all agencies for parents/caregivers with substance abuse issues and their children, regardless of age, while maintaining a focus on children birth though age 5.

Public Health Nurses

Public Health Nurses provide care coordination and follow-up services to fully address the health and developmental needs of families and young children who are involved with the child welfare system.

Additionally, PHNs provide intensive home visitation services for families with medically fragile infants. Nurses support these vulnerable families to ensure they develop the skills needed to care for their medically fragile young children, support their transition in placement or reunification, and connect families to specialized medical services.

This brochure details the supportive services families can access through the Court and Child Welfare Systems. This flyer provides families with a list of services available through Family Court and connects them to Family Support Specialists.