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07/27/16
Publication
Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts: Clarifying Roles, Responsibi…

Understanding our roles and responsibilities is essential if a juvenile drug court (JDC) team wishes to reach a collaborative advantage! Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts discusses formal and informal roles for core JDC…

07/27/16
Brief
The Right Youth for Your Juvenile Drug Court

Determining what your juvenile drug court’s targeting and eligibility criteria can be a daunting task. However, if it is done in a systematic way, it increases the probability that the “right youth” are receiving the…

06/28/16
Bench Card
Effective Judicial Interventions for Underage Drinking Benchcard

Alcohol is the most widely abused substance among America’s adolescents and its toll on youth, their families and communities is serious. There are a myriad of reasons that teens decide to drink (e.g., self-medicating, mental…

06/16/16
Publication
Seven Deadly Sins Series: Juvenile Drug Court Practices that Can …

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 Seven Deadly Sins…

04/19/16
Publication
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and F…

This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), prepared as part of a project jointly funded under an interagency agreement (IAA) between the National Institute…

08/03/15
Publication
Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts

From December 2013 to January 2014, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges visited and observed mentoring programs at 10 juvenile treatment drug court (JTDC) sites and conducted a focus group to discuss…

07/16/14
Publication
New Directions to Effectively Address Co-occurring Mental Disorde…

New Directions to Effectively Address Co-occurring Mental Disorders Brief by Holly Hills, Ph.D., and Karli J. Keator, MPH, outlines program modifications for juvenile drug courts to consider. Two models that have successfully served youth with…

07/16/14
Report
Providing Effective Treatment for Youth with Co-occurring Disorde…

Providing Effective Treatment for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders Brief by Patrick Kanary, M.Ed., Richard Shepler, Ph.D., PCC-S, and Michael Fox, MA, PCC., focuses on the promise of the integrated treatment model in working with youth…

05/21/14
Infographic
Juvenile Drug Courts: By the Numbers

This infographic shows facts and figures about Juvenile Drug Courts nationwide.

05/01/14
Report
Juvenile Drug Court Training & Technical Assistance Project: Impr…

This overview of the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) Training and Technical Assistance Project highlights areas of focus for the NCJFCJ 1) a collaborative approach to developing research-based training and technical assistance, through a Project Advisory…

03/28/14
Publication
Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Court Teams Implement the 16…

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…

03/28/14
Publication
Starting a Juvenile Drug Court: A Planning Guide

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…