Objective 1. Focus the JDTC philosophy and practice on effectively addressing substance use and criminogenic needs to decrease future offending and substance use and to increase positive outcomes.

TRAINING

Resources and Tools

External Web Resources

Things to Consider

  • The important and relevant stakeholders have been identified and included in all decisions.
  • The transition plans have been developed so that all stakeholders receive proper training on policies, practices, and procedures.
  • The political, economic and/or social climate in the community is continually monitored. 
  • The stakeholders have a voice in the oversight and operation of the juvenile drug treatment court.
  • The data is continuously collected and provided to the stakeholders for purposes of program refinement. 

Publications - click on the image below to download each publication 

Publication cover with a parent’s hand over his teenage son and serves as link to publication publication cover NCJFCJ Guide to the Guidelines Series with group of youth holding publication title banner  publication cover with statue of justice and button to link to - The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice from the Field publication cover button of four different hands holding onto to each other and link to - Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts: Clarifying Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations of Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams blog series image of court room and button to link to - Sin Number the four: The Sin of the Missed Opportunity to Engage Participants: The Court Hearing publication cover with light bulb and button to link to - Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Court Teams Implement the 16 Strategies in Practice chapter cover and button to link to chapter titled 7 (easy) Steps to Collaborative Planning publication cover and button to link to - Starting a Juvenile Drug Court: A Planning Guide publication Article cover of young female youth thinking and link to - Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts article

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY

Resources and Tools

  • 5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data (OJJDP Juvenile Justice Model Data Project) 

  • Measuring Performance of Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts In-Practice TIP Sheet

  • Teamwork In-Practice TIP Sheet

  • Assemble your team worksheet to help determine who should be on the collaborative planning and operational juvenile drug treatment court team.

  • Draft a mission statement worksheet with the help of the entire juvenile drug treatment court team really helps get the team on the same page. Use the worksheet to clearly develop a holistic mission for the juvenile drug treatment court team. 

Things to Consider

  • Team members share in the philosophy and mandates of the juvenile drug treatment court model. 
  • The policies and procedures of the parent agency do not interfere with the team's ability to function as a team and to make team decisions. 
  • The team members fully understand his or her individual role on the team.
  • Each team member fully understands the role and responsibilities of others.  
  • The team members have access to and receive the same levels of training and training opportunities. 
  • The team displays in high level of trust and open communication. 

Publications - click on the image below to download each publication 

Publication cover with a parent’s hand over his teenage son and serves as link to publication publication cover NCJFCJ Guide to the Guidelines Series with group of youth holding publication title banner  publication cover button of four different hands holding onto to each other and link to - Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts: Clarifying Roles, Responsibilities, and Expectations of Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams publication cover with statue of justice and button to link to - The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice from the Field  blog series image of a cup of coffee with a paper circling the words "mission" and "Vision" and serves as a button to link to - Sin Number 7: A House Divided: When Juvenile Drug Courts Do Not Operate Under a Unified Mission chapter cover and button to link to chapter titled 7 (easy) Steps to Creating a Transition Policy for Juvenile Drug Court Team Members

CONFIDENTIALITY

Resources and Tools

  • View Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a treatment provider

  • Confidentiality In-Practice TIP Sheet

  • Seven (Easy) Steps to Information Sharing webinar

External Web Resources

Things to Consider

  • The state and federal confidentiality policies should be reviewed and applied to forms, releases, documents, and contracts.
  • There should be a documented procedure in the juvenile drug treatment court policy and procedure manual to ensure confidentiality requirements are maintained.
  • There should be a policy in place that addresses the release and storage of confidentiality information.
  • There should be an MOU regarding information sharing in place with all critical treatment, education, and ancillary service providers.

Publications - click on the image below to download each publication 

publication cover NCJFCJ Guide to the Guidelines Series with group of youth holding publication title banner  chapter cover and button to link to chapter titled 7 (easy) Steps to Confidentiality and Information-Sharing in Juvenile Drug Courts

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