FDAC unit closure threatens future of problem-solving court

FDAC unit closure threatens future of problem-solving court

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in News

Days after it emerged that a national board set up to improve the performance of the family justice system and chaired by government ministers had not met for 17 months, a national unit set up only three years ago to support a pioneering problem-solving court service for families is shutting down due to lack of government support.

Sir James Munby, outgoing president of the family division, said the ‘profoundly disturbing news’ that FDAC (family drug and alcohol court) National Unit will close in September demonstrates a ‘failure of imagination, of vision and of commitment’ by national and local government.

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