Welcome to the Juvenile Drug Court Information Center

 

The Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) Information Center provides visitors with a breakdown of the Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (16 Strategies) - recommended strategies for JDC programs. The Center has multiple tools, resources, and publications on evidence-based practices that JDC professionals can utilize for training purposes, information sharing, fidelity assessment, and strategic planning. 

Click on any of the 16 Strategies below to browse through Resources & Tools, Things to Consider, and Frequently Asked Questions to help your JDC team learn how to incorporate evidence-based practices in your JDC. 

To find out the latest from the Juvenile Drug Court Information Center, or subscribe to the newsletter, email Elo Chaparro at echaparro@ncjfcj.org.

1) Collaborative Planning - Engage all stakeholders in creating an interdisciplinary, coordinated, and systemic approach to working with youth and their families. Learn more...

2) Teamwork - Develop and maintain an interdisciplinary, nonadversarial work team. Learn more...

3) Clearly Defined Target Population and Eligibility Criteria - Define a target population and eligibility criteria that are aligned with the program's goals and objectives. Learn more...

4) Judicial Involvement and Supervision - Schedule frequent judicial reviews and be sensitive to the effect that court proceedings can have on youth and their families. Learn more...

5) Monitoring and Evaluation - Establish a system for program monitoring and evaluation to maintain quality of service, assess program impact, and contribute to knowledge in the field. Lead more...

6) Community Partnerships - Build partnerships with community organizations to expand the range of opportunities available to youth and their families. Learn more... 

7) Comprehensive Treatment Planning - Tailor interventions to the complex and varied needs of youth and their families. Learn more...

8) Developmentally Appropriate Services - Tailor treatment to the developmental needs of adolescents. Learn more...

9) Gender-Appropriate Services - Design treatment to address the unique needs of each gender. Learn more...

10) Cultural Competence - Create policies and procedures that are responsive to cultural differences and train personnel to be culturally competent. Learn more...

11) Focus on Strengths - Maintain a focus on the strengths of youth and their families during program planning and in every interaction between the court and those it serves. Learn more...

12) Family Engagement - Recognize and engage the family as a valued partner in all components of the program. Learn more...

13) Educational Linkages - Coordinate with the school system to ensure that each participant enrolls in and attends an educational program that is appropriate to his or her needs. Learn more...

14) Drug Testing - Design drug testing to be frequent, random, and observed. Document testing policies and procedures in writing. Learn more...

15) Goal-Oriented Incentives and Sanctions - Respond to compliance and noncompliance with incentives and sanctions that are designed to reinforce or modify the behavior of youth and their families. Learn more...

16) Confidentiality - Establish a confidentiality policy and procedures that guard the privacy of the youth while allowing the drug court team to access key information. Learn more...  

Information Center Usage Tips

Find out WHAT'S NEW at NCJFCJ’s Juvenile Drug Court Information Center, where you can find out what the Center’s staff are currently working on, download copies of the JDC monthly newsletter, and read about ongoing JDC projects, click here

 

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NEW! Request Training and Technical Assistance - The TTA360 is a centralized TTA request system that allows you to submit a request to any of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's providers, including NCJFCJ training and technical, create and manage your own account, and view progress on your requests in real time. Click here to request training and technical assistance today! For additional information on the training and on-site technical assists that NCJFCJ offers continue below and click on the training and technical assistance options. 

 

To request regional, statewide, or jurisdictional training on evidence-based practices (i.e.,16 Strategies, adolescent treatment, trauma, and mental health), click here

 

 

To request targeted on-site technical assistance to help your team strategically plan program enhancements, receive feedback on court room protocol and pre-court staffing, and to learn about innovative ways to address common challenges seen within JDCs (i.e., use of incentives and sanctions, community engagement, and collaboration), click here

 

The Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative is a JDC demonstration project, where JDC teams receive targeted training and technical assistance to further implement evidence-based practices. Click here to read more about the project. 

 

 

The National Drug Court Online Learning System is a training for the self-guided learner. The resources available can be used by members of the JDC team and are designed to provided them with training at their own pace, moving from the introduction of concepts through actual change in practice. The online learning system is free to use. To access the JDC practice information from pratitioners nationwide, click here.  

 

Visit the NCJFCJ's flickr account where JDC teams can post pictures with their 16 Strategies in Practice poster. If you have a 16 Strategies poster hanging in your office, take a quick picture and email to Elo Chaparro at echaparro@ncjfcj.org. If you would like to request a 16 Strategies poster, email Elo and one will be mailed to you. 

 

To find out the latest from the Juvenile Drug Court Information Center, or subscribe to the newsletter, email Elo Chaparro at echaparro@ncjfcj.org.