Gloucestershire Family Drug and Alcohol Court months on

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 7 January, 2015

District Judge Julie Exton, Bristol Civil and Family Court and President of
the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges

Nick Crichton is an impossible act to follow but in March 2013 I was lucky enough to be the judge put in charge of the first Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) outside London, in Gloucestershire. The model here is different. It is one local authority as opposed to the five London boroughs that Nick Crichton’s court covers and is called the Turn Around for Children Service’ (TACS). It focuses on children under 5, but will also take on families where some of the children are older. It was also …read more

Source: Family Law News