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NCJ Number: 251265 Find in a Library
Title: Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Tip Sheet: Consequences and Rewards
Corporate Author: University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Ctr
College of Medicine
United States of America
Date Published: May 2017
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Grant Number: 2015-MU-MU-K011
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Factsheet; Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet provides tips on creating a system of consequences and rewards in a Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court (TJHWC) for drug/alcohol-addicted Indian youth processed in the justice system.
Abstract: A system of consequences and rewards can be helpful for youth as they develop positive behaviors without addiction. Research indicates that an effective system of consequences and rewards should be immediate, certain, fair, graduated, goal-oriented, individualized, and therapeutically sound. In addition, the TJHWC team should describe the system of rewards and consequences with the youth participant as early as possible in the case-management process. Clarity and consistency in explaining and executing the system is the key to its effectiveness. The system should be based on the types of rewards and consequences that are workable in the particular community. Tribal norms related to honor, respect, and tradition should underlie the system of rewards and consequences. The system’s content and execution should be continually reviewed based on evaluations that document behavioral outcomes attributable to the system of rewards and consequences. 2 resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Behavior modification training; Incentive systems; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile drug treatment; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Specialty Courts; Tribal Courts; Tribal Youth Programs
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