The Adolescent Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Project
The Adolescent Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (AROSC) project is a multi-year endeavor for juvenile drug treatment courts that wish to lead the field in applying the principles of recovery capital to improve operations and enhance positive youth development. Six JDTC programs will be selected to participate in the AROSC project through a competitive application process.
About Recovery Capital
While there are several models, recovery capital generally refers to the varied internal and external resources that a person needs in order to build and maintain recovery for the long term. For most youth, the recovery process requires a range of supports across multiple domains to reduce risk. The AROSC project will focus on building recovery capital for youth in four specific areas: human, social, community/cultural, and financial.
During this two-year project, selected programs will re-envision operations through a recovery-oriented lens. Each team will be assigned an NADCP coach to serve as its primary point of contact.
Among other requirements, selected programs will:
Complete a court self-assessment tool
Conduct a comprehensive community mapping exercise
Engage in strategic planning
Build relationships with community groups and local agencies
Recieve training on how to assess youth pre- and post-program to measure recovery capital
Implement new or refined staffing/court procedures centered on assessing and enhancing recovery capital elements
Evaluate the effectiveness of the above efforts
A jurisdiction is encouraged to apply if it meets the minimum criteria below:
Has been operational for at least three (3) years
Accepts participants diagnosed with substance use disorder
All core JDTC team members agree to participate (e.g., judge, prosecution, defense, coordinator, school representative, treatment provider, probation)
Can identify and describe local, youth-oriented recovery resources
Has support from administration and other decision-makers
Is willing to engage in change processes and measure outcomes
Learn More and Apply
Before applying for this project, all jurisdictions are encouraged to read the AROSC project overview (link) to fully understand the project's process and requirements.