Publications

Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Court Teams Implement the 16 Strategies in Practice
March 28, 2014
The In-Practice Tip Sheets are resources for juvenile drug court teams and are meant to provide operational steps to implementing the 16 Strategies in Practice. This is not an exhaustive list of practice tips. Juvenile drug court teams are encouraged to use these Tip Sheets as a starting point as they strive to make program enhancements or operationalize the 16 Strategies. More
Starting a Juvenile Drug Court: A Planning Guide
March 28, 2014
This guide maps out a sequence of steps for starting a juvenile drug court, beginning with your first planning meeting. For each step, you’ll find background about why the step is important, key points to keep in mind as you complete it, and comments from drug court professionals reflecting on their own experience with this area of work. Supplemental Data Collection Tools (right click and save-...More
The Judges' Page Newsletter - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: How Can Courts Respond Effectively?
February 24, 2014
The Judges' Page newsletter is published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. This issue of The Judges’ Page addresses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in children, youth, and adults involved in the court system. Thank you to Kathryn Kelly for securing the articles in this issue. Kathryn serves as the project director of the FASD...More
Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
June 1, 2011
Research is bringing to light what many JDC practitioners already knew - juvenile drug courts work! "Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts" points to several components of juvenile drug courts that do produce better outcomes and looks to the future of juvenile drug courts. Cost: FREE (Members)           $5.00 (Non-members) More
Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court
March 1, 2010
"Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court" is part one of a two-part series. Research has found that JDCs travel through a certain cycle - a "Juvenile Drug Court Development Cycle". Having a better understanding of that cycle and the challenges that each program faces will help practitioners make important adjustments and additions to keep their court on the right track. The technical...More
Ensuring Fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Courts Strategies in Practice: A Program Component Scale
March 1, 2010
"Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court" is part one of a two-part series. Part two is an assessment tool for juvenile drug courts. "Ensuring Fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Courts Strategies in Practice-A Program Component Scale" will help JDC administrators determine if there are any gaps in their programs and give concrete recommendations to strengthen program operations and team...More
Using Sober Support Groups in Your Juvenile Court
March 1, 2010
The bulletin was developed by a group of multidisciplinary professionals who work with substance abusing youth. The bulletin is a valuable tool that will guide courts and court practitioners to make the best possible decisions to improve outcomes for the youth they serve. The bulletin outlines the research and case law related to the use of sober support groups within a juvenile court and relays...More
A Judicial Curriculum on Juvenile DWI and Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Saving Lives and Strengthening Communities
January 1, 2004
This regionally based training curriculum will impart a new perspective to judges who deal with youth DWIs and give them the tools needed to become a proactive member of their community and advocates for change. More
Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice
March 1, 2003
These 16 strategies, each accompanied by recommendations for implementation, are designed to be a guide to planning, operating, and implementing juvenile drug courts. (AOD-05). More
Establishing Juvenile Drug Courts: A Judicial Curriculum
This curriculum is designed for judges who are considering, or are at the early stages of planning the establishment of a juvenile drug court in their jurisdiction. The audience may include other members of a planning team who have an interest in the topic area as well. More