The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 14, dated April 6 reported:

Three agencies with very different agendas — substance abuse, child welfare, and the courts — are coming together in Connecticut to facilitate the recovery of addicted parents whose children have been removed from the home. Called the Recovery Specialist Voluntary Program (RSVP), the initiative is starting as a pilot program in three juvenile courts.

The RSVP will use recovery specialists, also referred to as recovery coaches, who are trained in addiction to help guide parents to treatment and help them stay in it. If parents recover sooner, they can be reunified with their children sooner, and decrease foster care costs for the state.

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See the Connecticut Department of Children and Families official release announcing the new R.S.V.P. program.


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