JCPAC Drug Court

The Keys to Success Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Program (KTS) is designed to serve young people, ages 14-17, with pending legal matters who are medium to high risk for continued delinquency and present with moderate to severe substance use disorders.  Due to federal restrictions, youth with violent or weapons felonies adjudications (past or present) are not eligible for the program.  The KTS program provides intensive probation supervision and support for young people and their families.  The KTS program consists of frequent drug testing, coordinated and individualized treatment, and regular judicial check ins.  The application of swift responses, both incentives and sanctions, is a critical component of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) model in supporting youth to make changes.  Also consistent with the JDTC model, the KTS team is a multidisciplinary team with partners from: Oregon Judicial Department, Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Metropolitan Public Defender, Washington County Juvenile Department, Washington County Health and Human Services,  Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon, Latino Network, and community treatment providers.  In order to successfully complete the program, youth must demonstrate sobriety, complete recommended treatment, abstain from illegal behavior, and show improvements in other areas of their lives (e.g., family relationships, educational connections, etc.).  The KTS program seeks to offer equitable access and support to all eligible youth.

The JCPAC serves as a steering committee to the KTS Program.  The JCPAC members receive regular updates on progress or challenges and offers guidance to support program improvement and increased fidelity to the JDTC model.