Hoopmann1 shares news about getting her pregnant daughter out of jail and into treatment. It was a lot of behind-the-scenes work, and she invites people to contact her if they want to hear more. She learned a lot in the process.
Update: My daughter got arrested on a drug charge and was being held without bond. After 2 weeks in jail she asked me for help getting treatment.
She has been sober for over 3 weeks now and in a court ordered treatment facility. She will then go to a sober living house while undergoing intensive outpatient treatment. I feel relieved and thankful that the courts were willing to work with me on this. It took a lot of work though. About an hour a day during my work hours for over a week then 2 days off to finalize things and be on call to pick her up and take her to treatment.
I want to mention that I did not pay for a lawyer and her treatment will be at no cost to me. Most of it is paid by insurance and the rest she received financial aid due to her low income. She is now 7 months pregnant and will be facing about a year in jail. Her lawyer is working on options for her to serve time while being with her baby.
Inmates in jail really need advocates on the outside to make arrangements for these things. I did a lot of work to make it happen in a fairly timely manner. My daughter is lucky. A lot of people who are incarcerated don't have family to help.
If anyone has questions about the process, I would be happy to provide more detail about the experience. It was a learning curve.
Yes, having family to help with advocacy is critical. This is an unfortunate reality. Even with discharge plans from a treatment program, a release plan from jail, or a case management team situated at the exit door, a family member micro-managing the treatment engagement can be critical.
This is why Learning Module 8 provides all kinds of detail about treatment and teaches the family how to do a treatment intervention. We talk so much about making a treatment list early – this is a big reason why. The family has more information and knows their Loved One best.
You have done tremendous behind-the-scenes work to advocate for your daughter. It’s amazing that you were able to dedicate all of these hours. We applaud your work.
Your daughter and the baby now have a fighting chance, with the support systems you have made available to them. The possibilities available to them now are dramatically different than the options they had a few months ago.
We are so grateful – for this tireless work you did, for your patience and perseverance, and for your sharing all of this with the Allies community. We are so glad to hear about it. You deserve a huge round of applause, and a healthy dose of – ongoing – time to tend to yourself now that this next phase has opened up for your daughter. Don’t leave this part out. We encourage it wholeheartedly.
Thank you so much for writing in about your success. Advocacy is critical, and your success in working with the courts on this is inspiring. Your daughter and grandchild are very lucky to have you.