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Journal Highlights Findings of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures Evaluation

July 19, 2016

The National Drug Court Institute has published a guest issue of Drug Court Review devoted to recent findings from the OJJDP-funded National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures project. The University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women led the evaluation, which examined the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative to improve juvenile drug courts. The journal’s articles highlight the history of the Juvenile Drug Court: Strategies in Practice and the Reclaiming Futures models, the process of integrating the two models, the characteristics of clients served in the evaluation, an analysis of critical components of both models, and the importance of community engagement. In addition, two commentaries include an examination of policy and program implications and an OJJDP staff-authored discussion of how the findings can guide the future of federal, state, and local efforts to respond to and treat youth with substance use and addiction issues in the juvenile court system.


View and download the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures 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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