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Brief on Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts Released

February 27, 2017

Engage Involve Empower

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, has released the OJJDP-funded “Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts.” This technical assistance brief, which is based on the results of a nationwide survey of juvenile drug treatment courts, juvenile mental health courts, and hybrid juvenile treatment courts, provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. The brief also includes a self-assessment tool to assess a court’s current practices and highlights two juvenile drug treatment courts demonstrating a strong commitment to family engagement.


View and download the brief.

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

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