skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 136887 Find in a Library
Title: Fast Forward Drug Prevention Project: Edinburgh (From Youth Crime Prevention: A Handbook of Good Practice, 1990, P 30-33 -- See NCJ-136880)
Corporate Author: Crime Concern
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Crime Concern
Swindon, SN5 7UN
Sale Source: Crime Concern
Chapel House
Westmead Drive
United Kingdom
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Edinburgh's Fast Forward Drug Prevention Project works directly with young people in youth clubs to prevent drug misuse and to promote positive alternatives.
Abstract: In addition to outlining the several key stages to establishing the project, this program description identifies recruitment and training efforts, discusses management and staffing issues, and identifies project achievements and problems. The use of the peer group is the major feature of the project which informs young people about both legal and illegal drugs. This project demonstrated that an informal, participative approach to drug education and prevention can work effectively in youth clubs and has several advantages over more traditional approaches to drug prevention. 1 table
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Youth community involvement
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile program volunteers; Volunteer training; Youth groups
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.