Combining Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment With Diversion for Juveniles in the Justice System

TIP #21

About the Course:

This TIP spells out a strategy for diverting youth with substance abuse problems from further penetration into the juvenile justice system. Members of the consensuses panel have defined a process for communities to use in building new linkages and partnerships among treatment programs, community health and social services, and the juvenile court to plan juvenile alcohol and other drug diversion programs. Note; This course covers chapters 1-3 (pages 1-31)

Publication Date:

Reprinted 2005

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, counselors, probation officers, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about combining alcohol and other drug abuse treatment with diversion for juveniles in the justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the collaborative planning process.

  2. Identify the five major types of decisions that have to be made by the planning group in regard to the collaborative planning process.

  3. Describe an overview of a diversion program.

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