Seven Deadly Sins Series

Seven Deadly Sins Series

May 4, 2016

Juvenile Drug Courts (JDCs) often face important decisions when developing or revising their programs. These decisions affect JDC practices and can have far reaching implications for JDC youth. In this series, titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Juvenile Drug Courts,” the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges identifies seven specific practices that can be detrimental to a juvenile drug court and its youth. In addition, each article proposes short-term and long-term solutions to these practices with the goals of increasing JDC effectiveness and positively influencing youth.

For more information on NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court work, visit the Information Center here.


A House Divided: When Juvenile Drug Courts Do Not Operate Under a Unified Mission
By: Logan Yelderman


Accountability and Control versus Engagement
By: Wendy Schiller


Just Who Are the Right Youth for Juvenile Drug Court Anyway?
By: Jessica Pearce

Heavy Focus on Consecutive Clean Days
By: Wendy Schiller

Lack of Consistent, Fair, and Immediate Responses to BOTH Dirty and Clean UAs
By: Wendy Schiller

Failure to Make Data Driven Decisions
By: Doug Thomas