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NIDA. (2013, July 11). Research partnership launched to improve juvenile justice prevention and treatment services for drug abuse, HIV. Retrieved from

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July 11, 2013

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This week, NIDA launched the Juvenile Justice Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS). As part of this JJ-TRIALS cooperative, seven research centers will work together to determine how juvenile justice programs can effectively adopt science-based prevention and treatment services for drug abuse and HIV.

According to recent estimates, approximately half of all teens who enter the juvenile justice system need treatment for substance use disorders. The remaining half would benefit from a drug abuse prevention intervention. To learn more about JJ-TRIALS and the seven research centers funded under this program, go to our Justice System Research Initiatives page.

For more information, contact the NIDA press office at 301-443-6245 or