Phil Breitenbucher


Mr. Breitenbucher is a nationally recognized expert, author and speaker on family drugs courts.  He currently is a Director at Children and Family Futures where he manages multiple programs and initiatives. Mr. Breitenbucher currently serves as the Program Director of the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program and as Program Director for the Prevention and Family Recovery Initiative supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Duke Endowment. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the management of public child welfare and community-based prevention services, including the implementation and management of three Family Drug Court programs, four Family Resource Centers as well as various prevention, diversion and early intervention programs for children and families. He Co-Directed the Children Affected by Methamphetamine program supported by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He managed the design and implementation of an effective national training model, utilizing a wide range of computer-based and communications technologies. He directed the development and co-authored the Family Drug Court Guidelines publication and created the nation’s first Family Drug Court Mentor sites.  He serves as a consultant to states and local jurisdictions at the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. He is the Vice-President and co-Founder of the California Collaborative Justice Courts Foundation.


Mr. Breitenbucher received his Master of Social Work from California State University, San Bernardino, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University and his certificate in Addiction and Recovery from Light University.