Project Goals: NPC will:
- Develop an evaluation plan
- Conduct a process evaluation to assess wellness court program’s fidelity to NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
- Review program data to assess data sufficiency for evaluating key outcomes
- Conduct an outcome evaluation
Project Design: A process evaluation will review adherence to the Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTC) Guidelines.
An outcome evaluation will focus on long-term outcomes, such as juvenile and adult recidivism, and short-term outcomes, such as how well the JRC is meeting the program objectives, including ensuring equitable access and treatment by examining eligibility criteria and screening and graduation rates; JDTC practices and procedures; implementing a comprehensive needs assessment that informs individual case management; effectively implementing contingency management, and community supervision strategies; referring to evidence-based treatment and prosocial connections; and monitoring and tracking participant completion and non-completion rates.
Quantitative data will include internal JRC documents, such as weekly “Status Reports” shared at JRC team meetings and entered into an electronic database by JRC staff; data from Global Appraisal of Individual Needs – Short Screener (GAINS SS) and Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) assessments administered to JRC clients; client survey data; and data from the Clark County Juvenile Court’s “Monitor” case management system
Funding Source: Clark County has contracted with NPC Research to conduct the evaluation using funds from a federal OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) grant.
Start Date: January 2019