Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative

JDC Learning Collaborative Sites

The NCJFCJ received 38 applications from the field to participate in the Learning Collaborative, which is indicative of the need for training and technical assistance, as well as more research regarding promising practices. The selection committee worked very hard to select a cross-section from the country finding a balance between rural, suburban, and urban courts to participate in the project. In addition, these courts submitted exceptional applications expressing their need and willingness to change and to make enhancements within their courts.
 
The NCJFCJ opted to select the second wave of six additional sites funded under a new grant from OJJDP from the applicant pool for a total of twelve sites working to implement improvements in the JDC Learning Collaborative.  
 
Below are the sites the NCJFCJ has selected:
 
 
1st Wave – implementation will begin in November 2013
•Second Judicial District, New Mexico
•Washington County, Maryland
•Charlevoix & Emmet County, Michigan
•Knox County, Tennessee
•Garland County, Arkansas
•Bannock County, Idaho 
 
2nd Wave – implementation will begin in June 2014
•El Paso, Texas
•Honolulu, Hawaii
•Bristol County, Massachusetts
•Fairbanks Borough, Alaska
•Cobb County, Georgia
•Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, Virginia
 

About the Project

The Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative is a multi-year project for juvenile drug courts (JDC) that want to build capacity, assess needs, initiate strategic planning, implement appropriate program improvements, evaluate program performance and help sustain programs. NCJFCJ will select six JDCs to participate in the Learning Collaborative; these sites will serve as “models for system change.” As part of their involvement in the project, JDC Learning Collaborative sites will be expected to implement meaningful change, evaluate progress and share both challenges and successes with other courts across the nation. Read more.
 
Browse any of the links below to find out more about the Learning Collaborative Project. 
 
 

Please direct any questions to Wendy Schiller via email at wschiller@ncjfcj.org

 

 

 

 

This project is supported by Grant Number 2011-DC-BX-K001 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The OJJDP is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions on this database are those of the developers/authors and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice or the 
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.