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NCJ Number: 249760 Find in a Library
Title: Cross-Site Report: JDC/RF Programmatic Processes – September 2015: Five Site Report
Corporate Author: Carnevale Associates, LLC
United States of America

Southwest Institute for Research on Women
United States of America
Date Published: November 2015
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Carnevale Associates, LLC
Darnestown, MD 20874
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Southwest Institute for Research on Women
Contract Number: LCFRD11C0007
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: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As part of the evaluation of the five juvenile drug court (JDC) sites awarded grants under the Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) program, this report focuses on site-specific process data on JDC/RF enrollment and treatment initiation.
Abstract: The specific operations examined in the evaluation of each site were the number of steps and the number of days between youth referral to the JDC/RF program and youth enrollment in the program and the number of steps and days between youth referral to the program and treatment initiation. The sites ranged from having only one step between youth referral and program enrollment to having five steps, with an average of three steps for the five sites. The average number of days between youth referral and enrollment ranged from 5 to 30 days. Across sites, youth waited an average of 17 days from referral to JDC/RF enrollment; however, based on ranges identified within each site, youth could be enrolled as quickly as 1 day or as long as 42 days. For the number of steps and average number of days to treatment initiation, data are included for only four of the five sites. This was because one site had a dedicated substance abuse assessment and referral system that allowed youth to initiate treatment independently of JDC/RF. Based on ranges identified within each site, youth could begin treatment as soon as 5 days or as long as 42 days after referral. Data were identified and analyzed by reviewing and comparing site program documents with corresponding process data collected during site visits. Data were clarified and confirmed with site representatives. 1 table and 4 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Court management; Efficiency; Juvenile justice reform; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Performance Measures; Program implementation
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