Kay Ivey

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The Dallas County Family Drug Court recently received a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to help parents struggling with addiction in regaining custody of their children. 

ADECA granted $50,000 to the program. According to a press release from ADECA, the funds will help parents with drug related issues who have lost custody of their children as long as they follow guidelines and screening. 

“Children in most cases want to be in the home with their parents, and the Dallas County Family Drug Court is willing to make that happen under certain conditions,” Gov. Kay Ivey said. “The rules in this program are fairly simple: If you wish to have children in your home, you must remain drug free.”

The program also serves as an alternative to serving prison sentences if the parents commit to recovery. The grant was made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Gov. Ivey very much believes that children growing up in healthy homes are more likely to succeed in life,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “This program allows parents an opportunity to turn their lives around and reestablish their families.”

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