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Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)

Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS)

The Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse (CTRADA) is one of nine research centers selected for Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS), a new NIDA funded national effort investigating novel solutions to habitual drug use among juvenile offenders. The overarching aim of CJ-DATS is to establish a research infrastructure that will develop, test, and transport practical models of an integrated service delivery approach for individuals with drug abuse and addictive disorders who are in juvenile justice facilities or are transitioning back into the community. The ultimate objective is to ameliorate drug abuse and addiction among adolescents involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and to prevent recidivism.