Therapeutic Justice and Addicted Parents:  A  Family Treatment Court Evaluation

Therapeutic Justice and Addicted Parents: A Family Treatment Court Evaluation
Heidee McMillin
April 2012

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-514-5 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / xii, 210 pages

Price   $67.00

Description

McMillan provides insight into the treatment team processes and parent/family outcomes for a family treatment court. She examines therapeutic justice through the lens of Sampson and Laub’s Life Course theory. This study found that family treatment can serve as a structural turning point that intersects with a life trajectory spiraling down into more severe and destructive drug use, and redirect parents’ life trajectory towards sobriety and family reunification. The research revealed that 86% of graduates were reunited with their children, versus 22% of the comparison group.

About the Author

Heidee McMillin is an assistant professor at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. She has published articles in Hastings Women’s Law Journal and Criminal Law Bulletin, and presented findings from this work at the national American Society of Criminologists conference. Dr. McMillin regularly conducts program evaluations for criminal justice and social service agencies, and enjoys teaching courses in research methods and gender violence.