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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSAT promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them.
CSAT developed Treatment Improvement Protocols (TI Ps) are best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse.


Drug Strategies
For more information about adolescent treatment in general and in the juvenile justice system, order Drug Strategies publications Treating Teens: A Guide to Adolescent Drug Programs and Bridging the Gap: A Guide to Drug Treatment in the Juvenile Justice System.

HBO Series on Addiction
HBO in partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse produced a documentary on the current state of addiction in the US and the latest research on treatment and recovery with leading experts in alcohol and other drug addiction.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Reducing the Harms of Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsibility
The report says that reducing underage drinking requires a cooperative effort from all levels of government, alcohol manufacturers and retailers, the entertainment industry, parents and other adults in a community.

Models for Change: Reforming the Juvenile Justice Systems
The Models for Change initiative is an effort to create successful and replicable models of juvenile justice system reform through targeted investments in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington. Models for Change seeks to reform an array of target issues—aftercare, racial fairness, mental health, community-based alternatives, right-sizing jurisdiction, and evidence-based practices.

Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. Each year, a total of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th grade students are surveyed (12th graders since 1975, and 8th and 10th graders since 1991).

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The Center promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system and assists the field in developing improved policies and practices to respond to these needs based on the best available research and practice.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

National Institute on Drug Abuse


Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide
NID A’s research-based guide for preventing drug abuse among adolescents provides 16 principles derived from effective drug abuse prevention research, and includes answers to questions on risk and protective factors, as well as community planning and implementation, to help prevention practitioners use research results to address drug abuse among adolescents in communities across the country.

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
An interactive Web site geared specifically for adolescents that contains age-appropriate facts on drugs, real stories about teens and drug abuse, games, take-home activities, and a Q&A forum with Dr. Nida.

NIDA’s Special Initiatives for Students, Teachers, and Parents
These resources targets grade school, middle school, and high school students and teachers.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

Screening and Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Resource Guide for Practitioners.

Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy
Physicians and Lawyers for National Drug Policy (PLNDP) is a non-partisan group of the nation’s leading physicians and attorneys, whose goal is to promote and support public policy and treatment options that are scientifically-based, evidence-driven, and cost-effective. PLND P has developed several resources including:

PLNDP’s position paper on Adolescent Substance Abuse: A Public Health Priority

Join Together

Join Together promotes the need to advance drug and alcohol policies, prevention and treatment through community coalitions.

Prevention Education in America’s Schools: Findings and Recommendations form a Survey of Educators
This report presents the findings of a survey of kindergarten through twelfth-grade educators in the U.S.and also provides recommendations based on the survey findings on how to help delay, reduce, and prevent drug and alcohol use among children and adolescents.

Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures is an effective and innovative approach to helping young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, and crime. The mission of Reclaiming Futures is to promote new opportunities and standards of care in juvenile justice. 10 sites throughout the United States are reinventing the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to help these youth by providing more treatment, better treatment, and support beyond treatment.

Improved Care for Teens in Trouble with Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime www.reclaimingfutures.org/?q=judicial_report_survey&reportname=ImprovedCareForTeens
This Reclaiming Futures report advocates for changes in the way teens in the justice system receive treatment for drug and alcohol problems.

Moving Toward Equal Ground: Engaging the capacity of youth, families, and community to improve treatment services and outcomes in the juveniles justice system
This report describes the crucial role that families and community members can play in improving the way we help teens in the juvenile justice system who are struggle with drug and alcohol use.

VERA Institute on Justice
Vera’s Center on Youth Justice provides support to state and local governments interested in improving and reforming their juvenile justice systems.

Youth with mental health disorders: Issues and emerging responses
A paper by Joseph J. Cocozza and Kathleen R. Skowyra that provides information on the prevalence of mental health disorders among youth and emerging strategies and models to address mental health disorders.