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Juvenile Justice Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Services

The Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery provides funding to counties to prevent and respond to juvenile alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) problems. Communities are supported in their efforts to develop and implement effective evidence-based prevention, intervention, and treatment programs to meet the needs of youth involved in the juvenile justice system. When communities are successful in these efforts they protect public safety, hold offenders accountable and provide developmentally appropriate programming.

Who is considered a youth or juvenile? Juveniles are between the ages 10-16 (17-year olds are adults for criminal prosecution purposes and youth under the age of 10 are not considered delinquents but are juveniles in need of protection) who have substance abuse as a criminogenic need as determined by a needs assessment and/or who have a mental health issue as determined by an assessment tool.

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Last Revised: May 28, 2014