Research Reviews and Practices Scans: To establish a research evidence base for the Guideline Statements, the Core Research Team first conducted four systematic reviews based on a uniform process. The Core Research also conducted two systematic reviews of JDTC policies and practices. First, the project team used a combination of document review and interviews to conduct an environmental scan of 25 JDTCs. Second, more intensive listening sessions were conducted with five JDTCs. The full reports of the findings from these systematic reviews can be found through the links below:
- OJJDP Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Court Listening Sessions OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250491.
- Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250439.
- Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Effectiveness: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250440.
- Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis, OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250441.
- Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan, OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250442.
- Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts, OJJDP-Sponsored, NCJ 250483.
To see how the findings from the systematic reviews were translated into the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines, please review the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Research Evidence and Practice Synthesis and Translation Protocol, which describes the research-based, practitioner-informed systematic process used.
Find more information on goals, objectives, and activities related to the development of the Guidelines in the Frequently Asked Questions.