Juvenile Drug Courts — Policy and Practice Scan: Recent Research

Cover Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan

WestEd, as part of a research team on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Initiative to Develop and Test Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Courts, conducted a policy and practice scan to provide data on a small sample of local juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in the United States.

This report describes a sample of 25 juvenile drug treatment courts, including their current operations and structures, challenges, and successes.

One key finding? The most common challenges facing JDTCs were lack of funding, especially for youth incentives and sufficient staffing.

Visit the Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan resource page to read more key findings and download your copy.

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