Forensic SupportChildren's Court IMPACT

An on-site resource for Children's Court Judges, Hearing Officers and Conciliators who encounter Parents or Guardians involved in Dependency and/or Custody proceedings who may be in need of drug & alcohol and/or mental health treatment. This unique program is a collaboration between Children's Court and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health - Justice Related Services.   Provides same-day evaluation or same-day scheduling of an evaluation to determine mental health and/or substance abuse disorders with results given to judge and/or client, On-site drug & alcohol screening for IMPACT clients,  Ongoing progress reports to judge and/or client and Guidance and support to clients to ensure treatment goals are met.