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Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan
(NCJ 250442) November 2016
Grant, 94 page(s)
Kyungseok Choo, Anthony Petrosino, Hannah Persson, Trevor Fronius, Sarah Guckenburg, Kevin Earl
A policy and practice scan (sometimes referred to as an environmental scan) was conducted to provide data on a sample of local juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in the United States. The objectives of the scan were to collect data from a sample of JDTCs on their current operations and structures, challenges to implementation, and perceived or measurable successes. The scan was not conducted to determine whether or not JDTCs "work," but, rather, to provide descriptive research evidence to answer the question, "What is going on?"