Clark County Juvenile Recovery Court Process and Outcome Evaluation

Status: current

Project Goals: NPC will:

  1. Develop an evaluation plan
  2. Conduct a process evaluation to assess wellness court program’s fidelity to NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards
  3. Review program data to assess data sufficiency for evaluating key outcomes
  4. 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

Project Team

Co-Principal Investigators

Marny Rivera, Ph.D.

Shannon Carey, Ph.D.

Project Director

Shannon Davidson, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Adrian Johnson, M.S.W.

Kate Kissick, B.A.

Brian Lee, M.S.

Lisa Lucas, B.A.