Drug Treatment Courts and Working with Juveniles and Young Adults
This online training site includes two distinct lessons: Drug Court Principles and Working with Juveniles and Young Adults. Key features of the site include:
- Presentations by national experts on core topics, such as the pharmacology of addiction, sanctions and incentives, adolescent chemical use, and other subjects of critical concern to the field;
- A resource library with materials on proven best practices in the development and operation of adult drug treatment courts;
- Drug treatment court practitioners' perspectives on their roles and responsibilities in this type of court program;
- A virtual site tour of an established adult drug court that highlights interviews with drug court team members, courtroom proceedings, and a graduation ceremony.
This site seeks to provide supplemental instruction for adult drug treatment courts -- judges, district attorneys, defense counsel and treatment personnel -- who have not had the opportunity to attend live training programs. In addition, the site has been designed for juvenile justice professionals assigned to handle family court cases involving youths with substance abuse issues, mental health disorders or educational needs.
This site offers a series of learning modules which may be most effective when completed in sequence. For some users, however, sequential viewing may not be necessary or helpful to achieve maximum benefit. It is our intention for this web-based system to be utilized in a flexible manner most beneficial to the individual professional.
Welcome message from Judge Judy Harris Kluger, Chief of Policy and Planning for New York State Courts
This site was developed by the New York State Unified Court System in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation
This project was supported by Grant No. 2007-DC-BX-0001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Grant No. 2006-JL-FX-K217 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. These agencies are components of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office for Victims of Crime and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice.