Call for Applications - NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative

March 1, 2016

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is seeking juvenile drug courts wishing to assess needs, build capacity, implement appropriate program improvements, and evaluate program performance.

The NCJFCJ will select six new juvenile drug courts to serve as “models for system change” and to join the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) Learning Collaborative. The JDC Learning Collaborative has been active since 2014, and there are currently twelve JDC sites participating in the Collaborative around the U.S.

The 12 JDC learning collaborative sites
These JDC teams are changing the face of juvenile drug courts as we know it!

The NCJFCJ need courts that have:   

  • been operational two or more years;
  • an active judge;
  • a strong collaborative relationship with their treatment provider;
  • full representation of standard JDC roles;   
  • the ability to evaluate program operations; and
  • the ability to implement changes.

Please complete the application to be considered for the Juvenile Drug Court Learning Collaborative project. The application is lengthy (a total of 47 questions) and will likely require data and information from multiple team members.

A PDF version of the application can be found here and may be printed out to assist with completing the application. But, please do not fill out the PDF version of the application – the online version should be completed within SurveyMonkey (via the link).

Please note: once you start to fill in the electronic application you must use the SAME computer to continue filling it out. You can save it and close out, then go back following the same link, as long as you use the same computer. If you click on the link in a different computer, it will take to a new application.

Important dates:

  • The application will remain open from March 1, 2016 thru March 31, 2016
  • Selection of the Learning Collaborative Sites will take place in May of 2016
  • Orientation for the project will begin in June of 2016
  • Initial site visits will begin in July of 2016

Please contact Wendy Schiller if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application or the project at or at (412) 246-0843.