Increasing family reunification for substance-abusing mothers and their children: Comparing two drug court interventions in Miami

Gayle A Dakof, J. J B Cohen, Eliette Duarte

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Abstract

This study provides a quasi-experimental test of 80 consecutive enrollments in the Miami-Dade (Florida) Dependency Drug Court in order to examine the impact of a family-based and gender specific intervention, Engaging Moms Program (EMP), on drug court graduation and family reunification. We compared EMP with case management services (CMS). Results indicated that 72% of mothers in the EMP graduated from drug court, and 70% were reunified with their children. In contrast, 38% of mothers receiving CMS graduated from drug court, and 40% were reunited with their children. EMP, then, appears to be a promising family drug court intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-23
Number of pages13
JournalJuvenile and Family Court Journal
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

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Increasing family reunification for substance-abusing mothers and their children : Comparing two drug court interventions in Miami. / Dakof, Gayle A; Cohen, J. J B; Duarte, Eliette.

In: Juvenile and Family Court Journal, Vol. 60, No. 4, 09.2009, p. 11-23.

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