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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program
The Cook County Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program offers intervention, treatment and rehabilitation to delinquent substance-involved youth who have been charged with nonviolent, drug-related offenses. Program intervention strategies address both potential risks to the community and individual service needs of minors and their families, with an overall goal of reducing substance use and related crimes. If youth complete the program successfully, prosecution, supervision and probation may be deferred.
Through the program, youth may receive substance use treatment, healthcare, group and individual counseling, and educational and vocational training. The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program is partnership between the Cook County Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department, TASC, community-based service providers, and participating youth and their families.
To be eligible for the program, youth must be:
be 10-16 years old
volunteer for the program
be charged with nonviolent, drug-related offenses
reside in Chicago
TASC conducts assessments to identify youth who meet program criteria, and conducts toxicology testing with participants throughout their participation in the program.
Cook County Juvenile Probation and Court Services