Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Project



Sponsoring Organization

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)


Provides training and technical assistance to juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTC) to enhance the capacity, knowledge, and skills of JDTC programs to effectively deliver services to justice-involved youth impacted by substance use and create safer and healthier communities. Offers resources, materials, and programming to support JDTCs in implementing best practices and building recovery capital and other support services for youth offenders and their families dealing with issues related to substance use.

What This Program Offers

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Project can provide:

  • Comprehensive technical assistance from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) providers on topics related to juvenile justice and treatment court operations
  • Statewide, individual, or virtual trainings
  • Guidance documents, including the Creating Safety During COVID-19 and Beyond; Starting a Juvenile Drug Court Planning Guide; and Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines publications
  • Adolescent Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (AROSC) project for selected JDTCs focused on building recovery capital and supports for youth
  • Opportunities to connect with other JDTC professionals and experts in the field

Who Can Receive Services from This Program

Jurisdictions seeking to enhance the operation of juvenile drug treatment courts are eligible for assistance.

Geographic Coverage



There is no application process to receive assistance. Submit requests for training and technical assistance through OJJDP's online request portal.

Topics This Program Addresses

Community Supervision • COVID-19 Response • Crime Reduction • Justice System • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment • Youth