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Access to Safety: Health Outcomes, Substance Use and Abuse, and Service Provision for LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YQSW Who Engage in Survival Sex
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report focuses on youth who engage in survival sex and are self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ); young men who have sex with men (YMSM); and young women who have sex with women (YWSW). February 2016. 70 pages. NCJ 249782
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Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
OJJDP-Sponsored. This meta-analysis quantitatively synthesized findings from the most current evidence base of adolescent substance use treatment effectiveness research. April 2016. 76 pages. NCJ 250440
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Advancing Use of Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation
OJJDP-Sponsored. This demonstration project used a quasi-experimental vs. comparison design to study the impact of implementing validated tools for assessing risk for violence and screening for behavioral health problems. June 2014. 202 pages. NCJ 249155
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2018
OJJDP-Sponsored. This year's report includes updated statistics on children and families in the United States across 41 report indicators, covering a range of domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. September 2018. 39 pages. NCJ 252132
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents key national indicators of child well-being for the year ending 2012. 2013. 224 pages. NCJ 242943
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report is a compendium of 41 indicators depicting the condition of our Nation's young people. July 2015. 219 pages. NCJ 248963
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America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Special Issue of Key National Indicators of Well-Being provides data on young adults, focusing on their demographic characteristics, living situations, health and safety, and overall well-being. July 2014. 100 pages. NCJ 247293
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system January 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 186367
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Assessing Fidelity to a Logic Model: The National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Experience
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided an overview of logic models and how to develop them; how to use logic models to assess program implementation fidelity; how to link program fidelity to outcomes; the JDC/RF logic model; and specific lessons learned. July 2015. 28 pages. NCJ 249762
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Building Resiliency and Vocational Excellence (BRAVE) Program: A Violence-Prevention and Role Model Program for Young, African American Males
OJJDP-Sponsored. This article describes the features and improvements over time of the Building Resiliency and Vocational Excellence Program (BRAVE), which is a substance-abuse and violence-prevention program for 16-20 year-old African-American youths who are at risk for involvement with drugs and violence. November 2005. 11 pages. NCJ 226228
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. December 1997. 12 pages. NCJ 167251
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Co-occurrence of Delinquency and Other Problem Behaviors
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Youth Development Series. Examines the co-occurrence or overlap of serious delinquency with drug use, problems in school, and mental health problems. November 2000. 8 pages. NCJ 182211
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Co-Occurrence of Substance Use Behaviors in Youth
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence and overlap of substance-related behaviors among youth, making comparisons based on age group, gender, and race/ethnicity. November 2008. NCJ 219239
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Coach's Playbook Against Drugs: Portable Guide
OJJDP-Produced, ONDCP. Equips high school, junior high school, and middle school coaches with valuable information on why students use drugs, how drugs affect performance, and what coaches can do to keep students and players drug free. 1998. 22 pages. NCJ 173393
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Communities Working Together Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Reviews the collaborative process and provides examples of programs that communities that use the process in preventing or intervening in delinquency, violence, substance abuse and other problems. June 1995. NCJ 160946
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Community Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: community engagement. November 2015. 6 pages. NCJ 249770
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Competency Training: The Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Family Strengthening Series. Provides information on the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10–14, a 7-week curriculum designed to bring parents together with their children to reduce substance abuse and other problem behaviors. August 2000. 11 pages. NCJ 182208
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The Concurrent Evolution and Intertwined Nature of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Approach to Juvenile Justice Reform
OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this presentation was to describe the need for more and better adolescent treatment, review the history and evolution of juvenile drug courts (JDC), provide an overview of Reclaiming Futures (RF), and describe how JDC and RF have come together. October 2015. 23 pages. NCJ 249761
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Creating Safe and Drug-Free Schools: An Action Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Presents background information on school safety; action steps for schools, parents, students, and community and business groups; and information briefs on topics such as truancy, alternative education programs for expelled students, and conflict resolution. September 1996. 97 pages. NCJ 163064
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Cross-Site Report: JDC/RF Programmatic Processes – September 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents an analysis of site-specific process data on Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures program enrollment and treatment initiation. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249760
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Cross-Site Report: Modifications and Adaptations from Planned to Actual JDC/RF Integration and Implementation - September 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of Juvenile Drug Court (JDC): Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) programs implemented in five JDCs in the United States. This report focuses on the modifications and adaptations that occurred at the evaluation sites during the implementation of the JDC/RF integrated model. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249759
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Cross-Site Report: Perceptions of Changes to Juvenile Drug Court Service Matching During Reclaiming Futures Model Implementation - July 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes perceived changes to the process of matching youth to services that occurred during the implementation of Reclaiming Futures at juvenile drug courts. December 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 249771
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Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. Assesses substance use detection methods (self-report and urinalysis) and prevalence among high-risk youth detained in Cook County, IL. June 2004. 16 pages. NCJ 203934
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Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents an overview of the issues involved in developing and implementing a substance-testing program for juveniles. June 2000. 12 pages. NCJ 178896
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Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis
OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this study was to systematically review the evidence on implementation barriers and facilitators, and other process issues related to juvenile drug courts, including systemwide contextual factors. November 2016. 63 pages. NCJ 250441
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Drug Courts
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, BJA. After a brief overview of the features and effectiveness of drug courts, this paper presents summaries of drug court program development, research, and information dissemination performed by various agencies and organizations. May 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 238527
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from two projects funded by OJJDP to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers and offers recommendations to assist juvenile justice agencies seeking to develop programs to identify, screen, and test youth for illicit drug use. May 1998. 90 pages. NCJ 167889
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Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Features one of the three Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime. December 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 178917
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report explores family engagement during a youth’s time in the juvenile justice system to improve outcomes across behavioral health, education, and delinquency in the juvenile drug treatment court context. The survey results helped shape the comprehensive set of family engagement recommendations as well as a self-evaluation tool. February 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 250618
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Evaluation of Friendly PEERsuasion
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report evaluated the effectiveness of the Friendly PEERsuasion program, a prevention program designed to help girls ages 11 to 14 acquire knowledge, skills, and support systems to avoid substance use. June 2016. 85 pages. NCJ 250126
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Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: family engagement. June 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249768
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Family Transitions and Later Delinquency and Drug Use
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined the impact of the number of family transitions on delinquent and drug-using behavior in a sample of 646 boys (73 percent) and girls (27 percent). March 2009. 15 pages. NCJ 226387
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Findings From the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides findings from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) describing JDC/RF program costs and estimated net economic benefits. January 2016. 6 pages. NCJ 249769
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. Provides findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. December 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 239996
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A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to Implement
OJJDP-Sponsored. The guide provides juvenile drug treatment court professionals and teams with advice and tips on the new Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines. June 2017. 13 pages. NCJ 250930
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Guiding System-Level Change: Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Integrating Innovative Programs Into Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation covered information about program implementation, how to involve individuals and maximize buy-in, how to guide system-level change, and how to track and evaluate progress. May 2014. 34 pages. NCJ 249763
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Highlights of Findings From the Denver Youth Study
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents highlights of findings from the Denver Youth Survey, a longitudinal study of urban youth aimed at identifying social conditions, personal characteristics, and developmental patterns linked to sustained involvement in delinquency and drug use. April 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247792
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Highlights of Findings From the Rochester Youth Development Study
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents highlights from the Rochester Youth Development Study, a longitudinal study that investigated the causes and consequences of adolescent delinquency and drug use. April 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 181861
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Intergenerational Roots of Early Onset Substance Use
OJJDP-Sponsored. In an attempt to better understand the origins of substance use, this study investigated intergenerational continuity in drug use across three successive generations. 2006. 28 pages. NCJ 213914
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Juvenile Drug Court Movement
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about drug court funding and the history and future of juvenile drug courts. March 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247890
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Juvenile Drug Court Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Shares the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers who have helped to establish juvenile drug courts—intensive treatment programs that provide specialized services for drug-involved youth and their families. May 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 184744
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Juvenile Drug Court Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures: An Integrated Logic Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided information about the development of an integrated Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures logic model. August 2013. 9 pages. NCJ 249764
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Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan
OJJDP-Sponsored. 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. November 2016. 94 pages. NCJ 250442
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Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides an overview of an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored evaluation of drug court intervention programs, their processes, and key outcome features. May 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248406
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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents juvenile drug treatment courts with evidence-based treatment guidelines, provides summaries of the research that underlies each guideline, and offers relevant implications for practice and implementation. December 2016. 60 pages. NCJ 250368
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 2 (Making a Difference Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Highlights efforts to "make a difference" in the juvenile justice system and examines drug trafficking and homicides involving youth gangs. December 1997. 32 pages. NCJ 166823
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume V, Number 2 (Substance Abuse Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Describes efforts to combat substance abuse by youth. December 1998. 38 pages. NCJ 173425
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IX, Number 1 (Causes and Correlates)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Focuses on research that assess how and why children become delinquent, including its value in preventing and combating delinquency. September 2004. 40 pages. NCJ 203555
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Juvenile Offenders and Drug Treatment: Promising Approaches
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Publicizes promising strategies based on research in the field of substance abuse treatment for juvenile offenders and identifies the most important factors needed to treat drug-involved youth and prevent recovering youth from returning to drug abuse. December 1997. NCJ 168617
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. February 1996. 40 pages. NCJ 159107
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1997 Update on Violence
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1997. 55 pages. NCJ 165703
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1999 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. September 1999. 236 pages. NCJ 178257
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
OJJDP-Produced. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. March 2006. 260 pages. NCJ 212906
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Juvenile Offenders and Victims: A Focus on Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. Presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. August 1995. 33 pages. NCJ 153570
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. National Report Series. Collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including characteristics such as size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements. December 2009. 20 pages. NCJ 228128
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Mental Health Disorders and Substance Abuse Problems Among Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet highlights steps that make up a comprehensive effort to effectively address the mental health needs and substance abuse problems facing youth. July 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 247897
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Merging Reclaiming Futures Into Juvenile Drug Courts: Lessons Learned for Implementation
OJJDP-Sponsored. This information brief highlights recommendations for policymakers and program managers seeking to improve or create a Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures site and may have broader implications for juvenile drug courts in general. July 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249767
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Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This systematic review and meta-analysis quantitatively synthesized findings from the most current evidence base of juvenile drug court effectiveness research. April 2016. 73 pages. NCJ 250439
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Therapy/Treatment
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on alcohol/drug prevention and treatment. March 2015. 15 pages. NCJ 249688
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on drug courts. October 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249702
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Residential Treatment Centers
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on residential treatment centers. July 2011. 7 pages. NCJ 249721
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Models for Success: An Integrated Approach for Juvenile Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provides information about the OJJDP-sponsored evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures initiative. October 2013. 15 pages. NCJ 249766
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures - Formal Training Report, Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes formal training activities of the five evaluation sites that participated in the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures. November 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249772
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Executive Summary: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This executive summary presents high-level findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249745
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Final Report: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 177 pages. NCJ 249744
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Normative Expectations of the Integrated JDC/RF Drug Court Logic Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides a framework for integrating two models used in juvenile drug court practice: Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF). This logic model provides a global view of JDC/RF based on the evaluation team's interpretation of successful components and traditional performance measures. June 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 249765
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OJJDP Annual Report 2010
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2010. December 2012. 120 pages. NCJ 237051
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. October 2011. 127 pages. NCJ 236317
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 1, Fall 2012
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. October 2012. 97 pages. NCJ 240461
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 4, Issue 2, Fall 2015
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on substance use treatment programs for system-involved and at-risk juveniles, parenting stressors and family management techniques, stress-reduction training for juvenile justice officers, and truancy prevention. September 2015. 139 pages. NCJ 249190
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 5, Issue 1, Spring 2016
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. This issue features articles on the impact trauma has on youth and the importance of a trauma-informed juvenile justice system. April 2016. 116 pages. NCJ 249840
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OJJDP Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Court Listening Sessions
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents a summary of findings from data and information gathered during listening sessions between five juvenile drug treatment courts and the American Institutes for Research team. November 2016. 117 pages. NCJ 250491
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Reports on OJJDP's green detention and reentry programs for tribal youth. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Institute of Justice Conference on evidence-based practices to prevent and intervene in crime; the U.S. Department of Justice's Tribal Youth Summit; and recent OJJDP trainings to assist law enforcement and child protection professionals from Mexico and the United States in more effectively responding to cross-border abductions. July 2010. 15 pages. NCJ 230815
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and Message From the Acting Administrator highlight OJJDP's support of youth mentoring. February 2017. 18 pages. NCJ 250532
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story describes OJJDP’s ongoing efforts to combat child sex trafficking in the United States. February 2013. 12 pages. NCJ 240749
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2012
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . This issue of OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. August 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 238982
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and agency-supported programs to address child abuse. April 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 250686
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abduction and rescuing missing children. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Missing Children's Day and awards presented at the ceremony. June 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251680
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to helping states and communities prevent and address juvenile delinquency, protect children from harm, and decrease youth gang violence and drug abuse. The top story examines the nearly $254 million in grants that the Office awarded in fiscal year 2017. December 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251421
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights a listening session organized by the White House Domestic Policy Council and OJJDP on how to improve or enhance mentoring services for children of incarcerated parents, and more. October 2013. 1 pages. NCJ 243534
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP-Produced, October 2018. This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on the prevalence and consequences of bullying and strategies to address the problem. The top story highlights National Bullying Prevention Month and OJJDP's resources for preventing bullying. Other features describe the OJJDP reorganization; OJJDP's State Relations and Assistance Division; and National Gang Violence Prevention Week. October 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 252069
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume II, Number 2 (March/April 2003)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, publications, funding opportunities, and events; also summarizes changes for OJJDP mandated by the Department of Justice reauthorization signed into law in November 2002 and discusses a town hall meeting on youth substance abuse. March 2003. 6 pages. NCJ 199269
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume III, Number 2 (March/April 2004)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events, includes a special feature on OJJDP’s efforts to combat youth substance abuse. March 2004. 6 pages. NCJ 204171
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OJJDP's Tribal Youth Initiatives
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP's efforts to assist tribal communities in addressing risk factors for delinquency, including substance abuse and mental health issues. May 2003. 8 pages. NCJ 193763
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Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Detained Youth
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin is one in a series of bulletins presenting findings from the OJJDP-sponsored Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examined youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental health services, focusing on youth with alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders. September 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248522
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Preparing for the Drug Free Years
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Family Strengthening Series. Provides an overview of the Preparing for the Drug Free Years program, which was created to equip parents with skills that they could use to prevent their 8- to 14-year-old children from becoming involved with drugs. July 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 173408
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Preventing Drug Abuse Among Youth: An Overview of Community-, Family-, and School-Based Programs
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Features three proven community-based, family strengthening, and school-based initiatives that are being implemented to empower young people to avoid drug use: Life Skills Training Program, Strengthening Families Program; and San Bernardino Communities Against Drugs, Inc. June 1997. NCJ 165583
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Psychiatric Disorders in Youth After Detention
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Beyond Detention Series. This bulletin examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors discuss the findings related to the prevalence and persistence of psychiatric disorders in youth after detention. September 2015. 20 pages. NCJ 246824
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
OJJDP-Produced. Examines the prevalence of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among youth at the Cook County (Illinois) Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, by gender, race/ethnicity, and age. April 2006. 16 pages. NCJ 210331
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Psychosocial Correlates of Adolescent Drug Dealing in the Inner City: Potential Roles of Opportunity, Conventional Commitments, and Maturity
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study tested a model of the simultaneous and interactive influence of social context, psychosocial attitudes, and individual maturity on the prediction of urban adolescents' drug dealing. November 2006. 30 pages. NCJ 216373
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Responding to Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Child Welfare: Weaving Together Practice and Policy
OJJDP-Sponsored. Drawing on the experience of several models of child welfare practice, this guidebook sets forth a policy framework that can assist child welfare agencies in responding to welfare parents who are users and abusers of alcohol and other drugs (AOD), the effects of which impair their parenting skills and threaten the safety of their children. 1998. 190 pages. NCJ 171669
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School and Community Interventions To Prevent Serious and Violent Offending
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Serious and Violent Juvenile Offending Series. Describes school and community interventions shown to reduce risk factors for drug abuse and serious and violent juvenile offending. October 1999. 12 pages. NCJ 177624
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Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph
OJJDP-Sponsored. Six papers address various aspects of youth courts and the types of cases they handle, including truancy and substance abuse, and they discuss various issues associated with court structure and operations. May 2004. 125 pages. NCJ 208164
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Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Adolescent Victimization
OJJDP-Produced, Centers for Disease Control an, Bulletin. Youth Violence Research Series. Analyzes National Youth Survey data to explore how being a victim of crime during adolescence affects the likelihood of certain negative outcomes in adulthood, including violent and property offending and victimization, domestic violence perpetration and victimization, drug use, and mental health problems. February 2002. 16 pages. NCJ 191210
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Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of an evaluation of Sonoma County’s Dependency Drug Court. September 2012. 58 pages. NCJ 241057
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Strengthening America's Families: Model Family Programs for Substance Abuse and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP-Sponsored. This booklet describes 35 model family programs for preventing substance abuse and delinquency. April 2000. 84 pages. NCJ 187877
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Substance Abuse: The Nation's Number One Health Problem
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet reports on a study that examined trends in patterns of adult and youth smoking, drinking, and illicit drug use over a period of three decades. May 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 188497
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Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Pathways to Desistance. Part of the Pathways to Desistance Study series, this bulletin presents some key findings on the link between adolescent substance use and serious offending. December 2010. 16 pages. NCJ 232790
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Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. To inform the development of juvenile drug treatment court guidelines, this study reviewed the evidence on factors that impact implementation quality and fidelity in other youth-serving systems, namely, child welfare, public health, and education programs delivered to adolescents or adolescents and their families. November 2016. 36 pages. NCJ 250483
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Ten Steps for Implementing a Program of Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Presents a detailed discussion of a 10-step process for developing and implementing a substance-testing program. June 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 178897
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Trajectories of Acculturation and Enculturation in Relation to Heavy Episodic Drinking and Marijuana Use in a Sample of Mexican American Serious Juvenile Offenders
NIJ-Sponsored, OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined longitudinal relationships of multiple dimensions of acculturation (mutual influence of two cultures in interaction with one another) and enculturation (strong identification with one's ethnic cultural values against mainstream culture) regarding heavy episodic alcohol consumption and marijuana use in a sample of 300 male, Mexican-American serious juvenile offenders. 2008. 28 pages. NCJ 222688
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Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Handbook: Practical Planning and Supportive Tools
OJJDP-Sponsored. This handbook is designed to support both newly developing and established Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (TJHWC). Sections are designed to support teams that may be working through a strategic planning process to implement or expand a TJHWC. The handbook includes many resources from across the body of knowledge related to youth behavior, development, and best practices related to juvenile drug treatment and wellness courts. November 2017. 125 pages. NCJ 251448
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True Compassion About Marijuana
OJJDP-Sponsored. This CD provides information about the science, the legalization agenda, and the societal impact regarding marijuana use and recommends a solution for addressing the marijuana legalization movement and the adverse impact of marijuana use and substance abuse in general. 2006. 0 pages. NCJ 227626
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True Compassion: About Marijuana
OJJDP-Sponsored. This federally supported CD-ROM provides information necessary to understand the overall hazards of marijuana, as well as information about the science, the legalization agenda, societal impacts, and solutions for addressing drug addiction. 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 219773
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Underage Drinking and Other Substance Abuse: Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention by Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 25-39, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper discusses strategies youth courts can use in working with youth referred to the court for alcohol-related problems, while acting as a partner in a comprehensive community approach for countering under-age drinking and other substance abuse. 2004. 15 pages. NCJ 208166
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Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin offers such 10 such guidelines to help professionals develop a plan for screening youth, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment. October 2012. 16 pages. NCJ 237231
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The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice From the Field
OJJDP-Sponsored. This benchcard summarizes the advice focus group participants would give to new juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) judges and/or to JDTC judges who are trying to better understand their role in this problem solving court. September 2016. 4 pages. NCJ 250393
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Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse: Initial Findings Research Summary
OJJDP-Produced. Presents findings from three longitudinal surveys being conducted in Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; and Rochester, NY that are examining the causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency and juvenile drug use. March 1994. 37 pages. NCJ 143454
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