OJJDP Releases Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
The new JDTC guidelines offer courts an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach that emphasizes family engagement, addresses the substance use and often co-occurring mental health disorders experienced by adolescents in the system, and incorporates the developmental perspective for juvenile justice interventions. Currently operating JDTCs will find the guidelines useful for developing strategies for reforming current practices to align them with evidence-based practices. New JDTCs will find the guidelines helpful in designing their JDTC model and practices.
Visit the webpage for the Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project for more information and resources.
December Declared National Impaired Driving Month
Check out our brand new fact sheet that discusses DWI Courts, entitled National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: The Importance of DWI Courts.
The Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs, at American University is pleased to present the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results. This survey was conducted under the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project. To learn more about the survey results, and for information on and additional resources for Veterans Treatment Courts, please visit the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results webpage.
R2C Highlight Video
Check out the highlight video from our R2C National Consortium Inaugural Meeting below. Learn more about the R2C project.
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Bureau of Justice Drug Court Technical Assistance Project
The BJA-funded Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project (DCTAP) offers a wide range of free technical assistance services to drug courts, Veterans Courts, Mental Health Courts, and other problem solving court programs that focus on services to substance abusing offenders to promote improved program effectiveness and long term participant success.
Bureau of Justice Assistance Gideon – Right to Counsel Technical Assistance Project
American University, in partnership with the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) and with the support of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has initiated a project to provide technical assistance to public defense providers to promote their enhanced ability to adhere to the ABA Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System. Learn more about the project »
The Justice Programs conducts a wide range of domestic and international justice system improvement initiatives, including strengthening justice system leadership and management, promoting enhanced coordination of justice system functions, sustaining the rule of law through continuity of operations planning, expanding alternatives to incarceration, enhancing justice system and public health partnerships, and strengthening public defense services. Learn about JPO initiatives »
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