The Evolving Role of the Prosecutor in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice from the Field

June 19, 2019

In October 2018, the NCJFCJ convened a meeting of prosecutors working in juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) teams across the country. They discussed the evolving roles of juvenile court prosecutors in drug treatment courts and how their role is expanding along with the research on substance use disorders. This brief summarizes their advice for prosecutors working in JDTCs and the broader JDTC team to better understand the roles of the prosecutor as a member of a problem-solving court.