FOTEP programs provide a gender-responsive and trauma-informed environment, using evidence-based and best practices that recognize and account for the role that trauma frequently plays in the addictive and criminal histories of female offenders. This specialized treatment approach works with each woman holistically to address her health, emotional, educational, vocational, family and legal concerns alongside her substance abuse, mental health and behavioral issues.
Children at FOTEP
Women who participate in FOTEP are often able to reunite with their children, and may be eligible to participate in a residency program with their children (up to 12 years of age). This creates valuable opportunities for parenting education, family activities and therapy, and healthy bonding and growth within families.