The 2010 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment (JMATE) offers a unique opportunity for practice, research and recovery communities to exchange ideas and data, thereby moving the field of adolescent treatment toward effective, evidence-based and promising practices.

Who Should Attend

* Adolescent treatment researchers, evaluators, and data managers

* Project directors and clinical supervisors and/or clinicians involved in delivering services under CSAT or other Federally funded grants (this may qualify towards annual meeting requirements)

* Federal, State, local and private foundation policy makers

* Youth, families and other members of the recovery community


The overarching theme for JMATE 2010 is "Synergy Envisioned ~ Action Inspired." The purpose of this theme is to continue to promote synergistic working relationship among researchers, policymakers, youth/families, program planners, and service providers and to inspire action to improve the health and well being of youth and families. Utlizing the most cutting edge research, JMATE 2010 will serve as a platform for service providers and researchers to work in concert with youth/families/communities; juvenile justice; education; and child welfare.

It is expected that as a result of these synergistic relationships, the field will act to promote/improve services for youth by:

  • Implementing, adapting, and improving evidence based assessments and treatments;
  • Conducting research using new and innovative research hypotheses and methodologies;
  • Analyzing policy issues to improve the systems that support the delivery of treatment and recovery services; and
  • Helping to decrease barriers and stigma associated with accessing services and recovery supports

The 2007 and 2008 JMATE program themes were "Join with Families, Youth, and Communities" and "Addressing Diversity." Given the continued relevance of these topics, the 2010 program committee is encouraging abstract submissions to include information on how the session will address the issues of family and health disparities.

The 2010 JMATE includes six concentration track areas. The purpose of the tracks are to (1) organize the JMATE program into relevant topic areas and (2) encourage multiple presentations within these track areas to allow for greater information exchange. The concentration tracks include:

  • Treatment System Frameworks
  • Family/Youth
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Integrated Services and Recovery
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Special Issue Topics

About the Next Meeting


Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12, 2012.
If you would like to receive an e-mail notification when online registration for the 2012 JMATE opens, please send your name and e-mail address to


Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave., NW,                                    
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009                              
(202) 483-3000


Individual and Panel Presentations, Technical Workshops, Poster Sessions, and Interactive Discussion Hours.

Recent Announcements

2012 JMATE Committees                                 
Committees are being created for the 2012 JMATE, if interested in serving please send information to

2010 JMATE Flashdrives                                   
Flashdrives were distributed to all participants who attended the 2010 JMATE in April, 2011

2010 JMATE Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Visit the CEU page to learn more about obtaining CEUs for attendance at the 2010 JMATE conference.

2010 JMATE Participant List
Click here to access a list of participants at the 2010 JMATE conference.

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Public Sponsors

Department of Education OJJDP

Private Sponsors

The University of Arizona Association of Recovery Schools CPSA IHR LCW Productions NADCP - National Association of Drug Court Professionals NCJFCJ - National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Reclaiming Futures SAMA SASATE SCAN, Inc.