May is National Drug Court Month. Join OJJDP and its partners in highlighting the vital role drug treatment courts can play in helping youth and families overcome the effects of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. In 2020, more than 41 million people age 12 or older needed substance use treatment.
OJJDP helps communities establish or expand juvenile drug treatment courts, family treatment courts, and Tribal juvenile healing to wellness courts. In 2021, OJJDP awarded more than $26 million to drug court programs nationwide. OJJDP recently announced fiscal year 2022 funding opportunities to support its Family Treatment Court Program and Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program.
OJJDP also supports the following resources:
- A series of podcasts hosted by National Drug Court Resource Center that include discussions on family treatment courts and juvenile drug treatment courts.
- The National Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program provides resource material and learning opportunities for family treatment court professionals.
- The National Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance Program helps courts implement best practices and effectively deliver services to youth and families.