Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

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CE Course Description

A juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) is a specially designed court docket for youth with substance use disorders at medium to high risk for reoffending, and is intended to provide youth with specialized treatment and services.  This CE course presents guidelines that provide guidance based on high-quality syntheses of research on and applicable to JDTCs.

Author:  U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.  (2016, December).  Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.  NCJ 250368.  Washington, DC.


Burwick, A., Oddo, V., Durs, L., Friend, D., and Gates, G.  2014.  Identifying and serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees.  Washington, DC: U.S.

Campie, P.E., and Sokolsky, J.  2016.  Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts.  Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.

Dennis, M.L., Baumer, P.C., and Stevens, S.  2016.  The concurrent evolution and intertwined nature of juvenile drug courts and reclaiming futures approaches to juvenile justice reform.  Drug Court Review 10(1):2-26.

Retrieved from:  https://www.ojjdp.gov/

CE Course Objectives

1.  Conclude how sanctions applied inconsistently can influence behavior.

2.  Describe how strict adherence to fidelity impacted parent engagement and youth’s satisfaction with the program.

3.  Identify the format used by the most effective early intervention programs.

4.  Name one of the key elements that separate the JDTC from other courts.

5.  Provide the first key element of a procedurally fair process.

6.  Summarize a common predictor of program failure.

CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Conceptual Framework of the Guideline Statements

2.  Objectives and Guideline Statements

3.  Objectives, Guideline Statements, and Supporting Information

a.  Objective 1: Focus the JDTC Philosophy and Practice on Effectively Addressing Substance Use and Criminogenic Needs To Decrease Future Offending and Substance Use and To Increase Positive Outcomes

b.  Objective 2: Ensure Equitable Treatment for All Youth by Adhering to Eligibility Criteria and Conducting an Initial Screening

c.  Objective 3: Provide a JDTC Process That Engages the Full Team and Follows Procedures Fairly

d.  Objective 4: Conduct Comprehensive Needs Assessments That Inform Individualized Case Management

e.  Objective 5: Implement Contingency Management, Case Management, and Community Supervision Strategies Effectively

f.  Objective 6: Refer Participants to Evidence-Based Substance Use Treatment, To Other Services, and for Prosocial Connections

h.  Objective 7: Monitor and Track Program Completion and Termination



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

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CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2019-07-01

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