Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justice System

September 11, 2015


It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This technical assistance brief describes how one treatment approach, a Brief Intervention, can be utilized for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Authored by Ken C. Winters, Ph.D. and Wendy Schiller