Project dates: March 2013 - September 2015
Juvenile offenders are seen differently by the courts and therefore require a different court process than their adult counterparts. Juvenile drug courts incorporate specialized services for youth and their families. This project will recruit 18 Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts in the U.S. as part of a Learning Collaborative, each of which will receive specialized training and technical assistance in the implementation of evidence-based risk/needs assessment, substance abuse treatment, and evaluation methods. Both process and outcome evaluations will assess the implementation and impact of the training and technical assistance activities on delivery of evidence-based assessments and interventions in participating courts, and changes in specific court practices will be assessed.