KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - A new family treatment court in Wisconsin aims to help children by more intensely addressing their parents' drug addiction.
The Kenosha News reports that Kenosha County is launching a Family Drug Treatment Court. The court will have new substance abuse treatment programs for parents who've had their children taken into foster care. Parents will be required to routinely go before a judge to discuss their progress.
Ron Rogers is the director of Kenosha County Children and Family Services. He says the goal is to find better ways to handle parents with addiction issues.
Judge Jason Rossell handles Child in Need of Protection or Services cases. He says annual data reviews of the system have indicated that substance abuse is a key factor in many cases.
Information from: Kenosha News, http://www.kenoshanews.com
- La Crosse health officials point to vaccinations amid local measles threat
- Wisconsin grapples with allowing bitcoin campaign donations
- Death Cafe hopes to normalize conversations surrounding death
- Health officials warn of possible measles exposure in Winona, Albert Lea
- Missing 16-year-old spotted in Monroe, possibly heading to Portage, police say
- La Crosse Longfellow Middle School students advance in 'Wisconsin YES!' contest
- Court: PR firm not entitled to free accident data
- News 8 Sports Round Up - April 23, 2018
- La Crosse's Jackson Plaza reaches capacity as local business joins shopping center
- Westby native competes on ‘The Price is Right'