WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the research-based Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines to support judges, professional court staff, and families in responding to the needs of youth with substance use disorders.
The guidelines were developed by OJJDP in partnership with a research team, experts in the field, and other federal agencies over 18 months and synthesize research applicable to juvenile drug treatment courts. They provide juvenile courts with evidence-based, treatment-oriented recommendations that emphasize family engagement and address participating youths' substance use and their often co-occurring mental health disorders.
TITLE: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
AUTHORS: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Working Group
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: The Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs