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NCJ Number: 249766 Find in a Library
Title: Models for Success: An Integrated Approach for Juvenile Drug Court
Author(s): S. Stevens; J. Korchmaros; A. Greene; M. Davis
Corporate Author: Carnevale Associates, LLC
United States of America

Southwest Institute for Research on Women
United States of America
Date Published: October 2013
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Carnevale Associates, LLC
Darnestown, MD 20874
Chestnut Health Systems
Normal, IL 61761
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; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of the national cross-site evaluation of five pilot sites for an integrated approach in a juvenile drug court (JDC) includes the evaluation objectives, methodology, and findings.
Abstract: The distinctive characteristics of the model to be implemented by the five sites are the use of traditional components of juvenile drug courts implemented in accordance with the logistical model of the Reclaiming Futures (RF) initiative. This model envisions improved implementation and outcomes of these JDCs, whose operation is patterned after the RF initiative. The RF emphasizes initial screening and assessment, service coordination, initiation, engagement, and transition after program completion. The evaluation model focused on data collection and analysis pertinent to performance, efficiencies, and cost effectiveness; improvement in the empirical knowledge base for the JDC/RF model; the findings of case studies; and the potential for replication at other sites. Data are provided on the number and characteristics of juveniles served by the programs, as well as the status of each and all programs at the time of the evaluation. Regarding program status (positive or negative) the evaluation assigned a “positive status” to 69 percent of the youth who participated in JDC/RF courts. For all the five sites, an average of 20 percent of youth participants were assigned a negative status, and the status of 11 percent of the youth was unknown. 6 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): Juvenile program evaluation; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Organization development; Program implementation
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-249762-65 and NCJ-249767-72.
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