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ERIC Number: EJ876899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Combining Drug Court with Adolescent Residential Treatment: Lessons from Juvenile and Adult Programs
MacMaster, Samuel A.; Ellis, Rodney A.; Holmes, Tammy
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n1-2 p45-60 2005
Drug courts have been recognized and empirically supported as an effective means of reducing recidivism and use of substances for both juveniles and adults. The paper reports the results of an outcome evaluation of a juvenile drug court in the Upper Cumberland area of Middle Tennessee. As with previous studies, the program showed impressive outcomes for many juveniles. Improvements, however, may be possible. Adding a residential component similar to the one for adults currently operated by the Davidson County Drug Court might enhance program retention, provide housing opportunities during treatment for neglected and abused youth, and offer opportunities for more regular and intensive supervision of specific juveniles. Such programs would likely be both practical and fundable, and should be considered by courts and treatment providers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee