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The annual commemoration of National Drug Court Month in May raises awareness about the central role drug courts play in empowering youth and families to lead drug- and crime-free lives. OJJDP supports the courts’ very important mission. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019 alone, the Office awarded $50 million to establish and enhance juvenile drug treatment courts, family drug courts, and tribal juvenile healing to wellness courts across the country.

Learn more about OJJDP's drug courts and how they have adapted their practices to continue serving youth and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Successful reentry reduces recidivism and increases public safety. Between fiscal years 2017 and 2019, OJJDP awarded nearly $35 million to improve outcomes for youth who are transitioning back to their communities following out-of-home placement.

Read the Juvenile Reentry fact sheet to learn more about OJJDP’s reentry programs for youth.