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NCJ Number: 121831 Find in a Library
Title: Final Report of the Working Conference on Juvenile and Family Substance Abuse: A Judicial Response
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
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Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the final report on a conference designed to develop a broad base of understanding for an appropriate response by the juvenile and family court judiciary to substance abuse as a correlate or causal factor in cases presented to the courts.
Abstract: Nine fundamental issues were presented to the conference in plenary session. Each issue was analyzed, and response recommendations were developed by the participants in six small groups. The groups were composed of judges, agency and organization guests, and faculty resource persons. The issues were the reality of substance use/abuse; supply/demand sides of the substance abuse equation; screening, testing, assessing, and evaluation of substance use/abuse in cases referred to courts; the timing of court intervention in substance abuse; court authority to intervene in juvenile and family substance abuse; effective intervention and treatment; youth groups' involvement in substance manufacture, distribution, and sale; interjurisdictional coordination; and community leadership by judges. This report outlines the findings and recommendations for juvenile and family courts in each of the aforementioned areas.
Main Term(s): Family courts; Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Drug testing; Juvenile drug treatment
Note: Conference held in Reno, Nev., October 28-30, 1987.
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