Offenders and Drug Treatment Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in association
with the Juvenile Justice Telecommunications Assistance Project (JJTAP)
of Eastern Kentucky University announced the latest in its series of live
national satellite teleconferences, Juvenile Offenders and Drug Treatment:
Promising Approaches. The 2-hour broadcast aired Friday, December 5, 1997,
from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST.
FBI reports that the number of arrests of juveniles for drug abuse violations
increased by 120 percent from 1992 to 1996. To combat this trend, we must
develop and strengthen drug abuse treatment efforts at the Federal, State,
and local levels.
the past decade, an emerging body of research has shown that specific approaches
can reduce recidivism among drug-involved juvenile offenders.
issue is not whether treatment works but what types of treatment are effective.
Meta-analysis of treatment interventions has shown that effective
rely on several critical program and structural factors. These factors
include early intervention, clinical approaches, comprehensive intake and
screening, case management, family involvement, and special care in the
recruitment, selection, and training of staff.
Juvenile Offenders and Drug Treatment: Promising Approaches satellite teleconference
was designed to:
promising program strategies based upon research in the field of substance
abuse treatment for drug involved juvenile offenders.
the most important factors needed to treat drug-involved youth and prevent
recovering youth from returning to drug abuse.
communities that are developing innovative and successful approaches in
networking and communicating with other communities and sites.
"Integrating Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse Treatment: A Practice
Guide," which will be published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and pertinent Bulletins to
be published by OJJDP.
The Juvenile Justice Teleconference
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671
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