Learning Collaborative Project

Become a New Site with the NCJFCJ Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Learning Collaborative

January 8, 2018

The NCJFCJ is excited to announce a unique opportunity to test the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines (Guidelines), released in 2016 by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, in sites participating in the JDTC Learning Collaborative. This means that the selected sites will be evaluated by an independent research organization to determine if JDTCs and the Guidelines are effective. This new and exciting venture will include up to 12 JDTC teams willing and able to meet the intensive research requirements. This is the in-depth research the JDTC field has been waiting for!

Six sites will be selected from the 18 sites currently implementing recommended practice and working within a community of learning. In addition, the NCJFCJ will select six new sites through a call for applications process. These sites will receive: 

  • additional training on the JDTC Guidelines (travel assistance included);
  • support and technical assistance to implement recommended practices; and
  • financial support for additional research activities (up to $25,000 for each site). 

Although there are several factors that will the drive selection of new sites, there is one requirement that should be considered before the JDTC team decides to submit an application – there must be a sufficient sample size for each court interested in taking part in the study. For courts participating in the study, the JDTC should have 35-40 youth enrolled over a two year period and access to data on 100-110 other youth served by an affiliated (non-JDTC) juvenile court (i.e., the larger juvenile justice system).

Click here to submit an application to participate in the Learning Collaborative and the corresponding research study.

The application deadline has been extended through January 31, 2018.

If you have additional questions about participation, the application, or the requirements, please contact Wendy Schiller at wschiller@ncjfcj.org.

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