Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court.
Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Van Wormer, Jacqueline. Lutze, Faith E.
Published: March 2010
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
PO Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Tel: (775) 784-6012
Fax: (775) 784-6628
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
This brief notes the rapid and varied expansion of the drug court model and emphasizes the need for juvenile drug court (JDC) teams to focus on and carefully manage team dynamics, provide for appropriate training, create an opportunity for philosophy building and buy-in for new team members, and follow policies and procedures. Beginning sections of the brief share research findings on the effectiveness of juvenile drug courts and the impact of incorrectly implementing the JDC model. Following sections discuss creating fidelity and strengthening outcomes navigating the JDC development continuum. The JDC Development Cycle is described and includes the following phases: collaborative planning and design, implementation, stabilization, and institutionalization. It notes transition planning between phases of the JDC Development Cycle is critical to model survival. 24 references.
JUVENILE COURTS; COURTS ROLE; FAMILY DRUG COURTS; SUBSTANCE ABUSE; DRUG ABUSE; COURT ORDERED TREATMENT; WRAPAROUND SERVICES; treatment fidelity; implementation; professional training; teamwork