Juvenile Justice Bulletin

Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment

Tanya Dickinson and Ann Crowe

In late 1995, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), in cooperation with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), began work on a project designed to bring innovative substance abuse services strategies to juvenile probation and parole professionals. In addition to focusing on increasing skills for working with substance-abusing youth within the juvenile justice system, the project is also working to enhance coordination and collaboration between juvenile justice and other systems, particularly substance abuse treatment providers, that concurrently serve the same youth. The 18-month, $300,000 project grant was jointly funded by CSAT and OJJDP.


From the Administrator

Juvenile Delinquency and Substance Abuse

Drug Testing in the Juvenile Justice System

Youth Case Management

Capacity Building in the Juvenile Justice System

Systems Development Curriculum and Training:

Developing a Collaborative and Comprehensive Plan To
Provide Effective Substance Abuse Services for Juvenile Offenders

Project Development and Deliverables

Skills Development Curriculum and Training

Innovative Juvenile Justice Programs Serving Substance-Involved Youth

The Future



For Further Information

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.