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NCJ Number: 63363 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUNG AMERICANS - A CATALOG OF DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Applied Management Sciences, Inc
United States of America

Growth Projects, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 357
Sponsoring Agency: Applied Management Sciences, Inc
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Growth Projects, Inc
Morristown, NJ 07960
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 45-74-148; 271-77-4517
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Directory
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS CATALOG OF DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS RESULTS FROM A 3-YEAR SEARCH BY THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE TO IDENTIFY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS, WORKABLE NEW PROGRAMS, AND ALTERNATIVES.
Abstract: PROGRAM ENTRIES ARE DIVIDED INTO FIVE MAJOR CATEGORIES: NATIONAL MODELS, STATE SELECTIONS, HONORABLE MENTIONS, EVALUATED PROGRAMS, AND DESCRIPTIONS OF PREVENTION PROGRAMS. THE LAST CATEGORY CROSS-REFERENCES PROGRAMS FOUND IN THE FIRST FOUR CATEGORIES. IN EACH SECTION ENTRIES ARE IDENTIFIED BY STATE AND LISTED ALPHABETICALLY ACCORDING TO PROGRAM TITLE. EACH ENTRY CONVEYS A MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF INFORMATION TO THE USER: PROGRAM NAME, ADDRESS, CONTACT PERSON, PHONE NUMBER, HOURS AVAILABLE, AND A GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION. UNIQUE FEATURES AND OPERATIONAL INSTRUMENTS HELP DEFINE THE SUCCESSFUL INGREDIENTS OF THE PROGRAMS. INFORMATION IN THE CATALOG CAN BE USED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS: TO LOOK UP STATE PROGRAMS, TO SCAN FOR PROGRAMS WHOSE GENERAL DIRECTION OR PROCESS IS SIMILAR TO ONE'S OWN, OR TO SELECT NATIONAL MODELS WHICH SEEM TO HAVE GOALS AND RESOURCES APPLICABLE TO THE USER. THE ELEVEN NATIONAL MODELS AND THE STATE PROGRAMS WERE SELECTED BY A NATIONAL PANEL. THE CRITERIA USED WERE INNOVATIVENESS AND DEGREE OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, REPLICABILITY, AND PROGRAM FORMAT. LOCAL PROGRAMS WERE ALSO CHOSEN BY A NATIONAL PANEL WHICH EVALUTED 650 NOMINATIONS AND CHOSE 90 OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS AND 11 NATIONAL MODELS OF SPECIAL EXCELLENCE. PROGRAMS IN RURAL AREAS OR SERVING MINORITY POPULATIONS WERE ALSO SELECTED, AND THE DIRECTORY HAS A LIST OF EVALUTED PROGRAMS WITH INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES NOTING WHEN AND BY WHOM THE PROGRAMS WERE EVALUATED. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community resources; Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile justice program directories; Youthful offenders
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