Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $600,000)
The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) proposes to execute training and technical assistance (TA) to juvenile and family drug courts that are interested in learning about and implementing Brief Interventions and Referrals to Treatment (BIRT). Training and TA services to juvenile and family drug courts will assist the courts to develop better program practices, improve program outcomes and enhance services to promote long-term recovery for juveniles and parents to provide safe permanent homes for children. Under the Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance project, NDCI proposes to (1) market Training and Technical Assistance availability to the juvenile and family drug court field; (2) provide training and TA for Brief Intervention and Referrals to Treatment (BIRT) focusing on Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies for adolescents; (3) provide a culturally competent, proactive, comprehensive, user-friendly, strengths-based protocol for the technical assistance and triage process; and (4) evaluate all events and utilize the results.
NDCI has emerged as the preeminent source of cutting-edge training and TA to the drug court field, providing research-driven solutions with over a hundred trainings performed annually and a library of publications for dissemination. NDCI has trained 26,652 drug court professionals (juvenile, adult, family and tribal) since 1998 with over ten years experience educating the drug court field through on site training, peer-to-peer and onsite consultation, publications dissemination, teleconferencing, email/phone consultation, and national conferences. CA/NCF