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NCJ Number: 198592 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts in the United States: Initial Lessons Learned and Issues Being Addressed
Journal: Substance Use & Misuse  Volume:37  Issue:12 & 13  Dated:October/November 2002  Pages:1689-1722
Author(s): Caroline S. Cooper
Editor(s): Stanley Einstein Ph.D.
Date Published: October 2002
Page Count: 34
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents an overview of the development of juvenile drug treatment court programs in the United States.
Abstract: This paper describes the goals of juvenile drug treatment court programs in the United States, and provides a comparison of the traditional juvenile justice process and services with that of the juvenile drug treatment court. It reviews principal areas where the juvenile drug treatment court experience differs from that of the adult drug treatment court. A description is provided here of the early models and the modifications and enhancements that have been subsequently made to enhance program effectiveness. A summary of juvenile drug treatment court activity in the United States is provided, along with a description of the nature of substance use and other issues presented by participating youth. The major challenges that juvenile drug treatment courts are currently addressing are reviewed, with the author noting that flexibility, innovation, ongoing reassessment, and fine tuning, the traditional characteristics of juvenile drug treatment courts, will contribute to the program's expansion and success in the future. A source list of references is provided.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Drug Courts; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice system
Note: Special Issue on Drug Treatment Courts for additional articles see NCJ-198583-91 and NCJ-198593.
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