Benchbook on Substance Abuse and Addiction for Family Courts
When an individual comes to family court, the underlying reasons he or she is there may not be readily apparent. Often, substance abuse and addiction are major factors in family court proceedings, inflicting upon families and children the same destructive and debilitating consequences as they do on those involved with the criminal justice system.
Yet the problem of substance abuse and addiction remains largely unaddressed in the nation’s family courts. Only 24% of judges and masters surveyed in Maryland ask court staff for information on an individual’s use of alcohol and other drugs. Of those surveyed, 88% said that they would benefit from further training on substance abuse and addiction.
University of Baltimore School of Law, Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts
addiction, child abuse and neglect, court reform, court services, domestic relations, family law, substance abuse
Courts | Family Law | Law
Babb, Barbara A.; Danziger, Gloria; and Moran, Judith D., "Benchbook on Substance Abuse and Addiction for Family Courts" (2010). Books. 9.