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Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Juvenile Defender Center released “Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings,” an information card to promote judicial leadership in… Continue Reading Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings


Applying principles of adolescent development in delinquency proceedings

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the National Juvenile Defender Center released “Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proceedings,” an information card to promote judicial le… Continue Reading Applying principles of adolescent development in delinquency proceedings


Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)

In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the National Juvenile Defender Center released released “Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression (SOGIE),” an… Continue Reading Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE)


Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts: Mapping Best Practices onto Mentor Programs in Juvenile Justice

This is a fact sheet about mentoring in juvenile drug courts and how it can benefit participants.


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Adolescent-Based Treatment Interventions and Assessment Instruments

This is a comprehensive guide to various intervention strategies and assessment tools for youth involved in juvenile drug courts. 


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7 Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities

This is a guide to help juvenile courts better understand the link between learning disabilities and delinquency, working with these populations, and the challenges that juvenile courts face as they deal with these problems.  


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Developing Effective Policies for Addressing the Needs of Court-Involved Youth with Co-occurring Disorders

Brief providing suggestions for juvenile drug treatment courts on how to appropriately address the needs of youth with co-occurring disorders.


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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Family engagement in juvenile drug courts is vital to the success of these programs and can be improved by following this advice.


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Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released “Trauma-Informed Classrooms.” This OJJDP-funded technical assistance bulletin provides an overview of the impact of trauma on students and explores how adverse life experiences can i… Continue Reading Trauma-Informed Classrooms


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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Webinar Series

The Guidelines are based on current research and will serve as the framework for JDTCs now and in the future. The Guidelines, which are research-based, represent the next evolution of JDTC courts and will be a vital tool.  Watch the three-part series t… Continue Reading Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Webinar Series


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