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Family Centered Treatment Featured in Juvenile Justice Monitor

Juvenile Justice Monitor features IFCS and The MENTOR Network

The Institute for Family Centered Services (IFCS) and its Family Centered Treatment® (FCT) model were featured in the September edition of the Juvenile Justice Monitor, produced monthly by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. FCT was recognized as a “Resource” of the Coalition, which used its publication to talk about the model, its origins and its unique aspects.

“Its origins derive from practitioners’ efforts to find simple, practical, and common sense solutions for families faced with disruption or dissolution of their family due to both external and internal stressors and circumstances or forced removal of their children from the home due to their delinquent behavior,” the Monitor stated.

IFCS, which is a part of The MENTOR Network, delivers a range of family preservation services and periodic supports using its FCT model in seven states. FCT is an evidence-based model of in-home treatment families at-risk.

“We are excited to be a resource of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and look forward to helping others understand the importance of family preservation models like FCT,” IFCS Vice President of Development Brianne Smith said. “We take pride in our FCT model which has helped keep families together for the past 25 years and we look forward to serving more youth and families in years to come.”