Seven Deadly Sins Series

Seven Deadly Sins Series

May 4, 2016


Juvenile Drug Courts (JDCs) often face important decisions when developing or revising their programs. These decisions affect JDC practices and can have far reaching implications for JDC youth. In this series, titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Juvenile Drug Courts,” the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges identifies seven specific practices that can be detrimental to a juvenile drug court and its youth. In addition, each article proposes short-term and long-term solutions to these practices with the goals of increasing JDC effectiveness and positively influencing youth.

For more information on NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court work, visit the Information Center here.

1


A House Divided: When Juvenile Drug Courts Do Not Operate Under a Unified Mission
By: Logan Yelderman


2

Accountability and Control versus Engagement
By: Wendy Schiller


3

Just Who Are the Right Youth for Juvenile Drug Court Anyway?
By: Jessica Pearce


5
Heavy Focus on Consecutive Clean Days
By: Wendy Schiller


6
Lack of Consistent, Fair, and Immediate Responses to BOTH Dirty and Clean UAs
By: Wendy Schiller


7
Failure to Make Data Driven Decisions
By: Doug Thomas