Specifically this study:

  • examines whether drug treatment courts affect the length of time that youth spend in foster care;
  • assesses whether these courts lead to improved educational outcomes for foster children (e.g., improved test scores, retention in grade, lower absences);
  • examines the effect of DTCs on the probability that the children of substance abusers commit crimes as juveniles or young adults.
Project Findings

How Does Family Drug Treatment Court Participation Affect Child Welfare Outcomes?

Criminally Involved Parents Who Misuse Substances and Children's Odds of Being Arrested as a Young Adult: Do Drug Treatment Courts Mitigate the Risk?

Intergenerational Effects of Parental Substance-Related Convictions and Adult Drug Treatment Court Participation on Children's School Performance