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Creating Juvenile Drug Courts Communities of Practice: Sharing Information Across Courts to Improve Practice

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The goals for the project:

  1. Create resources to address barriers that impede the effectiveness of juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in serving youthful offenders with substance disorders;
  2. Create and expand mechanisms enabling JDTCs to share their experiences and knowledge with one another;
  3. Provide TTA to JDTC teams about operations and services. 

At the conclusion of the project, JDTCs will have more and better resources to help them address the challenges of operating a multi-systemic program; links to other programs to provide and receive peer support; and access to cross-court communication tools for sharing ideas between programs.

Provider Organization

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Award Details


NCJFCJ provides TTA to juvenile drug treatment court teams. Such TTA can include:

  • Office-based TTA
  • Onsite strategic plannings
  • Court assessments
  • Targeted online trainings


  • Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams


People requesting training or TA should be part of an operational or planning Juvenile Drug Treatment Court team. 



In 2022, NCJFCJ will host several discipline-specific multi-day training events: 

  • Role of the Probation Officer in JDTCs: How To Use Case Plans To Promote Accountability
  • Individualizing Responses To Motivate Behavior Change in Youth: A Four-Pronged Approach (designed to build the skills of JDTC team members who primarily deliver incentives and sanctions: probation officers, coordinators, and judges)
  • Role of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Attorneys 

Wendy Schiller
Senior Program Manager
[email protected]

  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Reducing Drug Use
  • Youth Development

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Date Published: October 14, 2020