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Combining Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Treatment With Diversion for Juveniles in the Justice System

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 21


Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); .
Report No.: (SMA) 95-3051

This TIP spells out a strategy for diverting youth with substance abuse problems from further penetration into the juvenile justice system. Members of the consensus panel have defined a process for communities to use in building new linkages and partnerships among treatment programs, community health and social services, and the juvenile court to plan juvenile alcohol and other drug (AOD) diversion programs. All of these collaborators take part in designing the diversion program in which the juvenile justice system and the AOD field are equal partners. They collaborate with many community representatives, who work together to confront the problems presented by juvenile offenders with AOD problems.


This publication is part of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant technical assistance program. This publication was written under contract number ADM 270-91-0007 from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Sandra Clunies, MS, served as the CSAT Government project officer. Robert A Lubran, MS, MPA, was the Government content advisor. Carolyn Davis, Constance Gartner, Randi Henderson, Lise Markl, and Gail Martin served as writers.

The opinions expressed herein are the views of the consensus panel members and do not reflect the official position of CSAT or any other part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). No official support or endorsement of CSAT or DHHS for these opinions or for particular instruments or software that may be described in this document is intended or should be inferred. The guidelines proffered in this document should not be considered as substitutes for individualized patient care and treatment decisions.

Bookshelf ID: NBK64484PMID: 22514827


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