Project Title: Juvenile Justice-Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS)
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Affiliated Faculty: Steven Belenko (PI), Wayne Welsh, Jennifer Wood, and Matthew Hiller
Description: This five-year multisite project tests implementation interventions to identify and reduce gaps in substance abuse services for adolescents under community juvenile justice supervision. The project involves a cluster randomized trial in 34 sites in 7 states. We are testing the impact of various interventions involving needs assessments, data-driven decision making, behavioral health training, and facilitated local change teams on organizational, staff, and youth outcomes.