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02/01/17
Publication
Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and Their …

This guide is intended as a resource guide for judges and legal partners with involvement in the children’s dependency court system. Judges are responsible for critical legal decisions concerning the permanency, safety and well being…

11/16/16
Bench Card
The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: A…

The role of the juvenile drug treatment court judge is unique. Juvenile drug treatment court judges must balance the role of team leader with their role as the “face” of the juvenile drug treatment court…

07/28/16
Publication
Tools for Planning and Improving Your Juvenile Drug Court's Refer…

All Juvenile Drug Courts (JDCs) need a process for determining how youth will get referred for consideration as participants and which youth will ultimately be accepted into the JDC program. There is no set of…

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.