Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $98,723)
The goal of Maine's Juvenile Drug Treatment Court is to promote public safety by decreasing risk factors of youth with significant substance abuse treatment issues who are at high risk of reoffending. The program is to maintain availability of Juvenile Drug Treatment Court intervention; promote use of best practice treatment; reduce the risk factor of substance abuse; and reduce recidivism risk. Maine's Juvenile Drug Court Policy and Procedures Manual describes the program as having four phases, and they are as follows: 1) The first phase is dedicated to assessment and planning; 2) The second phase is designed to build support and teach participants new skills; 3) The third phase is intended to strengthen skills and solidify supports; and 4) The fourth and final phase is a monitoring phase. Participants are eligible for graduation from the program upon successful completion of the requirements outlined in the final phase.