WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eastern Kentucky will have a Family Recovery Court in the future.

What You Need To Know

  • $700,000 grant to establish Family Recovery Court in Clay County

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Dist. 5) announced grant Monday

  • Court will assist families working with child protective services

  • VOA received a $2.6 million grant to help mothers and families with long-term recovery in July

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Hal Rogers announced Monday Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) was given a $700,000 federal grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime's (OVC) grant.

The Family Recovery Court will be built in Clay County, located in the eastern half of the state. The court will help reunite families involved with child protective services and at the same time keeping children safe. 

“The federal funding will enable VOA to deliver comprehensive trauma treatment and family-focused services to children impacted by substance abuse within their family. It can improve the stability, health, and well-being of the community,” said Senator McConnell in a release. 

Rogers, who is the co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse added, "We learned early in our life-saving efforts to combat drug abuse, that this epidemic requires a multi-faceted, holistic approach with a multitude of leaders at the table. This important grant focuses on providing a compassionate road to recovery in partnership with our justice system, which is a vital part of advancing accountability and a family support system when individuals need it the most.”

In July, McConnell and Rogers announced VOA received a $2.6 million grant to help mothers and families with long-term recovery.