To inform the creation of the guidelines, the JPRC was charged with conducting a scan of local JDTC policy and practices. The JPRC created a small sample from the over 400 operating JDTCs in the United States to capture more detailed information on policy and operations. Using a combination of document review and interviews with key staff, the JPRC collected a wide range of information, addressing such topics of how JDTCs are funded, what treatment options they offer juvenile offenders, and what challenges they face in their implementation and sustainability. OJJDP released the final report, which you can find here.
Learn more about the OJJDP Juvenile Drug and Treatment Court project on the JPRC project page.