Evaluation of Butler County's Family Treatment Drug Court (FTDC)

Miami University is providing Butler County Juvenile Court with an in-depth evaluation of their Family Drug Court services in order to objectively demonstrate measurable value. The analyses outline demographic trends, risk and protective factors, and changes in socio-emotional health and behavior for the young people and families impacted by participation in Butler County Juvenile Court's Family Drug Court, including participation in the evidence-based Celebrating Families program.

Further, community and school factors are being considered, including recidivism and attendance. Additionally, data compiled will be included in the multi-year evaluation, allowing for further trends and patterns of data to emerge. The results of these analyses will provide Butler County Juvenile Court with information needed to make data-driven decisions to best address the current and future needs of its Family Drug Court participants through both prevention and intervention services.