NIDA’s Juvenile Justice Translational Research on Interventions for Adolescents in the Legal System (JJ-TRIALS) was a multisite cooperative agreement that launched in 2013 and ended in 2018. JJ-TRIALS was a seven-site cooperative research program designed to identify and test strategies for improving the delivery of evidence-based substance use and HIV prevention and treatment services for justice-involved youth.
The JJ-TRIALS Cooperative conducted an implementation study in 33 sites. The study involved a data-decision making process centered on goal attainment in juvenile justice (JJ) community supervision agencies and their behavioral health (BH) partners, to facilitate movement of youth through the Behavioral Health Services Cascade (Cascade). The Cascade was used to determine progress on screening, initiation, engagement, and retention in evidence-based treatment(s).