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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.


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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