Family/Dependency Recovery Court is a collaborative program administered by Pierce County Superior Court in cooperation with Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Pierce County Alliance, The Department of Assigned Counsel, and the Attorney General’s Office. The program is designed to work with families who abuse or neglect their children as a result of substance abuse and dependence. Family Recovery Court facilitates early intervention and treatment with a comprehensive approach to strengthening family functioning by focusing on emotional, developmental and physical needs of clients and their children. Parents participate in structured programs that include frequent court appearances, substance abuse treatment, drug testing, as well as training, education, parenting, and counseling. Family Recovery Court criteria.