Family Treatment Court To Launch In Washita and Custer Counties

Judge Christopher Kelly swears in Traci Brownen to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, assisting abused/neglected children through the court process. Photo courtesy of Christopher Kelly.
Washita County will soon be opening a new type of treatment court program, a family treatment court, which will function as a combination of adult drug court and the child welfare court. The new program will assist families in the child welfare system through the Department of Human Services and who have parents with substance abuse issues. OKDHS statistics show beteween 60 and 80 percent of all…

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