Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning


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.


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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



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Added On: 2019-07-01

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