In many cases where high conflict exists in a family affected by divorce and/or separation, child protection agencies often intervene and take parties to court based on the conflict causing harm to the children and/or putting the children at risk of harm. Compared to other similar types of family court cases where lawyers are involved, child protection court cases can go on for months and even years. Conflict is often worsened when a child protection agency takes parties into court.
Implementation of the Program where a child protection agency is involved can conserve valuable resources within the child protection system. Child protection workers often get involved with families based on parental conflict and because the Program team is trained to provide solutions to parental conflict, the work load on child protection agencies can be significantly reduced.