Topic: Adolescent Development
and Impact of Substance Abuse
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
This is a comprehensive guide to various intervention strategies and assessment tools for youth involved in juvenile drug courts.
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.
A self evaluation tool based on the Sixteen Strategies for drug court programs.
Developmental Reform in Juvenile Justice: Translating the Science of Adolescent Development to Sustainable Best Practice
This brief is designed to help state and local jurisdictions incorporate research on adolescent development into their efforts to maximize improved and sustainable youth outcomes and system performance. The document can be accessed here.
The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) in Brief: Engaging Court Appointed Special Advocates to Improve Outcomes for Crossover Youth
This is a brief on the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform’s method to improving outcomes for youth in the justice system and child welfare system.
Assessment, training, and writing the statewide Gender-Specific Services Plan to address the needs of females in the juvenile justice system.
National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Executive Summary: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
An innovative partnership between jurisdictions combining Juvenile Drug Courts with Reclaiming Futures to address juvenile justice issues.
Factors throughout childhood leading to drug abuse amongst adolescents and how alternative peer groups can help address these factors to curb addiction.