The Public Safety Committee of the Louisville Metro Council has invited Judge Denise Brown, of Jefferson Family Court to talk about the Jefferson Family Recovery Court program when it meets on Wednesday, September 19th.
“It is important we learn more about deterrent programs which will allow the victims of substance abuse to get the help they need and keep families together,” says Councilwoman Jessica Green, who chairs the Committee. “Judge Brown will tell us about the program which uses a family centered collaborative approach to families involved in the dependency, neglect and abuse that have been impacted by parental substance abuse.”
According to Jefferson Family Court, JFRC is a response to the high percentage of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases that involve substance use by a parent. Over 90% of children in state custody have parents with drug/alcohol addiction.
The Public Safety Committee will meet at 3:30pm in Council Chambers, Historic City Hall, 601 West Jefferson Street.
The meeting is carried live on Metro TV, Spectrum Cable Channel 184 or on UVERSE at Channel 99. All meetings of the Metro Council are streamed live. Go to the Metro Council Home page at www.Louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil and click on the Metro Council Agendas link.