Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Juvenile Drug Courts provides a series of recommendations for juvenile drug courts along three critical areas—screening and assessment, treatment, and outcome monitoring.

The recommendations emulate the characteristics of a “model” juvenile drug court and reflect the goals of the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office that were developed as part of its Models for Change project. This document can help inform juvenile justice professionals looking to implement updates policies and practices for juvenile drug courts.

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) originally developed and maintained this resource. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.

This resource should be viewed as a reference document. It has not been updated since its publication. In addition, this document has not been made 508 compliant. If you would like a 508 compliant version of this document, please email communications@prainc.com.

This resource was first shared in 2009.

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