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NCJ Number: 230240 Find in a Library
Title: Multisite Description of Juvenile Drug Courts: Program Models and During-Program Outcomes
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:54  Issue:2  Dated:April 2010  Pages:213-235
Author(s): Matthew L. Hiller; Daniel Malluche; Valerie Bryan; M. Louise DuPont; Barbara Martin; Rebecca Abensur; Carl Leukefeld; Connie Payne
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts
Frankfort, KY 40601
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of the current study is to summarize and integrate findings from systematic process evaluations of three juvenile drug courts.
Abstract: Like adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts have proliferated at a rapid rate during the past 15 years, but comparatively little research has been conducted on them. Although a few studies indicate that these programs appear to show promise as an intervention, almost nothing has been published using systematic and empirical methods to provide a description and specific examples of how these programs are structured and implemented. Similarities and differences in the structure and design of the programs are noted and findings regarding the program model for each juvenile drug court, including target population, therapeutic activities, and initial and long-term goals are presented. During-program outcome data also are presented, and findings are reported as a "snapshot" of what happened during one calendar year in the operation of each program. Figures, tables, note, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug courts
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Comparative analysis; Court procedures; Effectiveness; Juvenile drug abusers; Models; Program evaluation
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