Objective 3. Provide a JDTC process that engages the full JDTC team and follows procedures fairly.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

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  • The parents and/or guardians should be included in all intake procedures and are part of initial treatment planning.
  • The parents and/or guardians should be required to attend court.
  • The cultural and linguistic needs of families should be respected and addressed.
  • There should be services made available to parents to address their unique needs (e.g., substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, employment training referral, and housing).
  • The parents should be addressed during court appearances so they feel engaged in their child's recovery. 

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JUDICIAL INVOLVEMENT

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Things to Consider

  • The judge is receptive to team discussions and decisions. 
  • The judge follows the agreed-upon recommendations of the team once on the bench.
  • The judge is the leader and advocate of the juvenile drug treatment court program.
  • The judge fully understands his/her role as a juvenile drug treatment court program.

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TEAM WORK

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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. 
  • The important and relevant stakeholders have been identified and included in all decisions.
  • 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. 

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