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NCJ Number: 173425 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume V, Number 2 (Substance Abuse Issue)
Journal: Juvenile Justice  Volume:5  Issue:2  Dated:December 1998
Series: OJJDP Juvenile Justice Journal
Editor(s): E E Appleby E,
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: PDF
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This magazine presents articles on the effectiveness of drug prevention strategies, the potential of juvenile drug courts for providing treatment responses to juveniles and their families while ensuring accountability, the use of environmental approaches to reducing juvenile alcohol use, and lists of Web sites and other resources on drug abuse.
Abstract: The transcript of an interview with Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Karol Kumpfer presents her plans to educate the public about the effectiveness of efforts to prevent alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug problems and to increase awareness of the existence of many different prevention strategies geared to many different target populations. A discussion of juvenile drug courts notes that these programs need to recognize the crucial differences between drug abuse among youth and adults and to ensure that treatment programs are comprehensive, flexible, individualized, coordinated, intensive, and concrete and should work respectfully and collaboratively with families. An evaluation of community-based approaches to reducing youth drinking contrasts this approach with school-based instructional programs and concludes that focusing on community strategies has promise. Further articles summarize the efforts of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address juvenile drug abuse, the National Youth Anti-drug Media Campaign, and recent publications and videotapes. Photographs, notes, reference lists, list of Web sites, and order form
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug information; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Expedited drug case management; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile drug courts
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