There have been significant advances in the field of research around adolescent substance use and the developing adolescent brain science. Some of the major findings of this report are that substance use disorders are preventable conditions that often have their onset in adolescence and often have a chronic course. The studies also reveal that the earlier people try alcohol or drugs, the more likely they are to develop a substance use disorder. The recognition of the distinctions between adolescents and adults, combined with advances in research, have created a new paradigm in how juvenile court practitioners can best handle these cases. This webinar will provide an overview of “Recovery Oriented Justice Initiatives” a (ROJI) and the opportunities that exist across the entire JJ system to address the problems and serve as a turning point for youth.
No CLE Credit is available for watching the recording.
Please contact Program Director, Susan Broderick.
This project is supported by Grant #2019-MU-MU-K002 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.