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NCJ Number: 78078 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Crime and Abuse of Alcohol
Corporate Author: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
Legislative Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau
Carson City, NV 89710
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents findings and recommendations of a Nevada subcommittee's study of juvenile crime and alcohol abuse in the State.
Abstract: The subcommittee held five meetings which were attended by representatives of every State agency that deals with juvenile crime or alcohol abuse. Extensive testimony was presented and data supplied to the National Center for Juvenile Justice were evaluated. It was concluded that juvenile crime and alcohol abuse are substantial problems in Nevada. The study recommends that prevention of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse should be emphasized. New governmentally sponsored programs and additional funding are not necessarily solutions to these problems. The report states that parents have the primary responsibility for prevention of delinquency and alcohol abuse. Furthermore, liquor sales laws and drug and alcohol laws, as they apply to juveniles, are not generally enforced. It is recommended that the youth services division of the department of human resources give priority to keeping statewide statistics on juvenile crime. In addition, the division should develop and coordinate a public service media campaign relative to the prevention of juvenile crime and alcohol abuse. Alternate learning programs, parent counseling programs, youth activities groups, and youth employment programs should be encouraged in the State. Tables and an appendix of suggested legislation are included. (Author abstract modified).
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcohol-Related Offenses; Juvenile codes; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Nevada; Studies
Note: Bulletin no. 81-10.
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