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Juvenile Drug Courts

  • Cheryl L. Asmus
  • Denise E. Colombini


Juvenile drug courts are founded on the same philosophical and empirical premises as adult drug courts: A therapeutic approach to alcohol or drug abuse and dependence is more effective than a punitive one. This chapter describes the principles, organization, operation, and evaluation of a juvenile drug court, using the Colorado Eighth Judicial District Juvenile Drug Court as an example.


Treatment Provider Positive Youth Development Juvenile Justice System Drug Screen Drug Court 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl L. Asmus
    • 1
  • Denise E. Colombini
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Colorado Eighth Judicial DistrictFt. CollinsUSA

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