The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has released a technical assistance bulletin about the relationships between judicial and academic partnerships. Judicial – Academic Partnerships For Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: A Technical Assistance Bulletin details how Juvenile Drug Treatment courts (JDTCs) connect youth struggling with substance use-related problems and delinquent behavior with treatment, services, supports, and pro-social activities in the community. Through the coordination of these responses and services, JDTC programs hold youth accountable for their behavior, create safer communities, and provide youth with opportunities to develop competencies that lead to crime-free lives. Having strong ties to a range of community resources is important to the success of JDTCs. Such connections are intended to assist youth to transition into adulthood and a healthy, law abiding and productive lifestyle.