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10/25/16
Publication
Judicially-led Responses to the School Pathways to the Juvenile J…

The zero tolerance policies that were adopted by many local and state education agencies in the 1990s  had the unintended effect of unnecessarily introducing low-risk youth to the juvenile justice system for disruptive behaviors that…

08/01/16
Bench Card
Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceed…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, this information card highlights due process and the right to counsel; ethical standards; and key elements of ensuring meaningful access to counsel for juveniles at the initial…

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…

06/06/16
Report
Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate…

Many schools across the United States have enacted zero-tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively…

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…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation

This StateScan publication is the 6th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The authors organize results from an online…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Juvenile Competency Procedures

This is the 1st in a new series intended to support National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. The first StateScan publication released for the project addresses…

09/11/15
Brief
Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justi…

It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This…