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NCJ Number: 178263 Find in a Library
Title: Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program: A Compendium of Resources
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: May 1999
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Bibliography; Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents practical information to States and units of local government so as to assist them in determining how to use designated Federal funds most effectively in improving their strategies to prevent underage drinking.
Abstract: The U.S. Congress appropriated $25 million in fiscal year (FY) 1998 in order to establish the Combating Underage Drinking Program, along with another $25 million in FY 1999 in order to continue it under the title of the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) administers the program and assists States and other jurisdictions in their efforts to keep youth from drinking alcoholic beverages and engaging in associated drinking and driving. This compendium first presents an overview of the extent of the problem of underage drinking and highlights national statistics on its impact, prevalence, trends, relationship to driving, and other repeated information. This section includes examples of approaches and initiatives to counter underage drinking; and it also describes OJJDP's role in the Underage Drinking Laws program, other OJJDP-related initiatives, and contact information for further assistance. This is followed by a resources section that contains contact information for Federal, State, and local agencies as well as national and private organizations. It describes some of their current initiatives, programs, strategies, and related materials that address underage drinking. Lists of State substance abuse agencies and governors' highway safety representatives and coordinators are included as well. A selected annotated bibliography contains a listing of books and journal articles that constitute a sampling of various aspects of the topic, including research, policy, and intervention.
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Federal aid; Grants or contracts; Interagency cooperation; Intergovernmental relations; Technical assistance resources; Underage Drinking Programs
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