Juvenile Justice

Resource: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines

This resource describes research-based guidelines for juvenile drug treatment courts that serve youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. 

Resource: OJJDP Policy: Monitoring of State Compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

This revised policy informs states about what they must submit to demonstrate compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, and to receive Formula Grant awards administered by OJJDP. 

Share with Youth: Educational Pathways for Youth Transitioning from Juvenile Justice Facilities

This packet provides checklists, guidance, resources, and templates of commonly required documents to help justice-impacted youth prepare for their future after leaving a facility. 

Report: Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender Services

This report addresses the lack of access to qualified defense counsel for youth throughout the juvenile justice process. 

Report: Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs

This report  highlights the significant steps that the 22 federal agency members of WH-LAIR have taken to integrate civil legal aid into programs designed to serve low-income and vulnerable people.