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Juvenile Treatment Provider Training

More FY23 juvenile treatment provider training sessions coming soon!


NDCI, in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice, is bringing world-class training to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment professionals working with adolescent clients involved in the juvenile justice system. NDCI is offering a combination on-demand with a live, virtual, one-day training event. All training events are free to participants and will be conducted virtually in 2023.

This training has two components:

1) On-demand training prerequisite (4.5 hours): This training has been developed with the busy practitioner in mind. Once you register, you will receive a link to the NADCP E-Learning Center, where you will complete 4.5 hours of on-demand, interactive sessions on your own time. These on-demand modules must be completed before you attend the live, virtual training (see available dates below).

2) Live, virtual training (3.5 hours): This session will cover juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) as a model that balances treatment, accountability, and community-based support. Participants will explore historical and current drug trends, develop an understanding of clinical adolescent behaviors, and learn concrete skills to improve outcomes for youth and families.

To get started, please register for one of the live, virtual training opportunities below. You will then receive a link to complete the on-demand prerequisite:

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February 23, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
This session is full. Stay tuned for future sessions as they become available.

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Learning Objectives

1. Analyze the complexities and considerations of the JDTC as a setting for improvement of treatment and accountability for youth.

2. Recognize the roles and responsibilities of JDTC stakeholders in advocating for evidence-based treatment plans and adolescent-empowered strategies to improve community safety and outcomes for adolescents with SUDs.

3. Explore developmental risk factors, historical trends, clinical behavior features, and developmental risk factors of adolescents with SUDs to foster individualized treatment.

4. Develop skills to improve JDTC program performance for addressing adolescent SUD, including cognitive behavior therapy, contingency management, family engagement, and clinical supervision.

Who should attend?

Treatment provider training is for anyone currently delivering or supervising the delivery of adolescent SUD treatment, co-occurring disorder services, or clinical case management to participants in JDTCs, on community supervision, or otherwise involved in the justice system. Professionals who practice in communities where JDTCs exist are encouraged to attend, even if not currently seeing treatment court participants.

Continuing Education

NADCP and its training divisions are preapproved with NAADAC only. NADCP and its divisions do not obtain preapproval through each state for on-site or virtual trainings. A certificate of attendance for 8 hours is provided upon successful submission of the post-webinar evaluation, which includes the number of eligible hours. If an attendee would like to submit to their accrediting agency for credit, they may do so. If any additional information is needed in order to submit to your accrediting agency, please let us know and we will be happy to provide that to you.


Registration and all materials are provided without charge. This training is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.