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Evaluation Findings Released on Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures Project

March 24, 2016

The University of Arizona Southwest Institute for Research on Women has published findings from a 4-year cross-site evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court and Reclaiming Futures project to improve juvenile drug courts. The Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative integrates the Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice and the Reclaiming Futures models to rehabilitate nonviolent, substance-abusing youth. OJJDP funded this evaluation through an interagency agreement with the Library of Congress. A key finding of the evaluation: youth with high levels of criminal behavior and substance use involved in the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures programs had better outcomes to those in non-Reclaiming Futures juvenile drug courts and intensive outpatient treatment programs. The study also provides an economic and implementation analysis as important considerations for potential replication.

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View and download the final report, executive summary, and policy briefs and project reports for findings and recommendations.

Learn more about OJJDP’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.


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