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Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Juvenile Drug Courts

Published Jul 1, 2009, Holly Hills, Ph.D., Jennie L. Shufelt, M.S., Joseph J. Cocozza, Ph.D.

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This guide provides a series of recommendations for juvenile drug courts along three critical areas—screening and assessment (Chapter 2), treatment (Chapter 3), and outcome monitoring (Chapter 4).  The Recommendations emulate the characteristics of a “model” juvenile drug court, and reflect the goals of the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Office that were developed as part of its Models for Change project.


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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.