Ensuring Fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Courts Strategies in Practice: A Program Component Scale.
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.
The second in a two-part series designed to strengthen adherence to the juvenile drug court (JDC) model, this brief is designed to be used as a tool to analyze JDC operations as they relate to 16 key strategies. The 16 strategies are divided in to two distinct sections composed of team and client components and address: collaborative planning, teamwork, clearly defined target populations and eligibility criteria, judicial involvement and supervision, monitoring and evaluation, community partnerships, comprehensive treatment planning, developmentally appropriate services, gender-appropriate services, cultural competence, focus on strengths, family engagement, educational linkages, drug testing, goal-oriented incentives and sanctions, and confidentiality. Key assessment criteria are listed for each strategy along with rating scales. 19 references.
JUVENILE COURTS; COURTS ROLE; FAMILY DRUG COURTS; SUBSTANCE ABUSE; DRUG ABUSE; COURT ORDERED TREATMENT; STRATEGIC PLANNING; CASE ASSESSMENT; EVALUATION METHODS; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; PROMISING PRACTICES; treatment fidelity; program implementation