Juvenile Drug Court

A juvenile drug court is a docket within a juvenile court to which selected delinquency cases, and in some instances status offenders, are referred for handling by a designated judge. The youth referred to this docket are identified as having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs… Over the course of a year or more, the team meets frequently (often weekly), determining how best to address the substance abuse and related problems of the youth and his or her family that have brought the youth into contact with the justice system. (National Drug Court Institute & National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 2003, p. 7).

There are six Juvenile Drug Courts in Oregon. Visit Yamhill County JDC for a program example

Click a county to contact a JDC Coordinator
Clackamas County
Lane County
Marion County
Wallowa County
Washington County
Yamhill County

Helpful links:

Issue Brief: The Oregon Juvenile Justice Information System

Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice, National Institute of Justice

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Research Update on Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts-NADCP