Treating Juvenile Substance Abuse: Promise of Drug Courts

Juvenile Justice Journal Volume V No. 2

About the Course:

With the advent of juvenile drug courts, that future has arrived. In an environment that is increasingly punitive, juvenile drug courts are emerging as a promising option for providing appropriate and meaningful treatment responses to juveniles and their families while ensuring accountability. This course covers adobe pages 12-20 only.

Journal/Publisher:

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Publication Date:

December 1998

Author

Robin J. Kimbrough, J.D

About the Author:

Robin J. Kimbrough, J.D., is an Associate Director of the Institute for Families and Society at the University of South Carolina. The Institute works to enhance the connections between families and the communities in which they live.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treating juvenile substance abuse via juvenile drug courts. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the costs of adolescent substance abuse.

  2. Explain the need for juvenile drug courts.

  3. Describe the characteristics of adolescent substance abuse.

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