Cost-benefit analysis

The Centre for Justice Innovation undertook a financial analysis of the London FDAC in 2015. The research demonstrates that FDACs save money for the taxpayer as well as being a better way to help children be cared for safely by their parents.

The report shows that savings generated by the London FDAC in 2014/15 exceeded the cost of the service within two years of the start of the case and for each £1 spent, £2.30 was saved.

Over five years the net financial saving relating to the London FDAC in 2014/15 caseload was some £729,000, which equates to £15,850 per case on average.

Resources to download

Better Courts The Financial-Impact of the London FDAC

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Rolling-out Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC): The business case

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