This project will assess treatment effectiveness, provide a greater understanding of youth in conflict with the law who have illicit drug issues, and provide information critical to modifying or developing new interventions and treatment strategies in British Columbia. The project will also help identify best practices within programs designed to address illicit drug use and facilitate rehabilitation. The McCreary Centre Society will spearhead the independent assessment of the addictions and youth justice services at PLEA Community Services Society. PLEA is a not-for-profit organization that includes a range of community-based court-ordered addictions programs for young offenders in British Columbia. Douglas College will also be involved in this project and interest in the project has been expressed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The results of this project will be useful to individual youth and the adults who support them, to program development, and to a range of service providers and decision makers locally, nationally and internationally.