Substance Abuse

  American Probation and Parole Association's Drug Testing Guidelines and Practices for Juvenile Probation and Parole Agencies. 1992. 163 pp.
NCJ 136450. FREE.

Assists the juvenile probation/parole administrator in developing a drug testing program. Describes components of such programs and provides an overview of current case law.

video Beyond the Bench: How Judges Can Help Reduce Juvenile DUI and Alcohol and Other Drug Violations (Video, VHS format, and discussion guide). 1996. 17 minutes.
NCJ 162357. $17 (U.S.), $20 (Canada and other countries).

Highlights the benefits of increased judicial leadership in addressing juvenile impaired driving due to alcohol and other drugs. Aims to enhance the dialog between judges and communities as they begin to explore a communitywide response to these problems.

Online Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment (Bulletin). 1997. 12 pp.
NCJ 167251. FREE.

Examines innovative methods of early substance abuse identification and intervention at the time substance-abusing youth enter the juvenile justice system. Discusses capacity building, one such strategy that involves committed interagency collaboration in the development and implementation of services within the unique context and support environment of the community.

Online Combating Underage Drinking: A Compendium of Resources. 1998. 39 pp.
NCJ 168963. FREE.

Offers a tool to assist States and localities in addressing the growing problem of underage drinking. Provides an overview of the problem of underage drinking, including the extent of the problem, national statistics, examples of other approaches, and information on OJJDP's role and initiatives. Provides a resource section that includes information for Federal, State, and local agencies and national and private organizations along with a listing of State substance abuse agencies and Governors' highway safety representatives. Offers an annotated bibliography that highlights books, journal articles, and reference materials. Features an electronic update and submission form for the purpose of adding current information to the compendium.

Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles (JAIBG Bulletin). 2000. 12 pp.
NCJ 178896. FREE.

Presents an overview of the issues involved in developing and implementing a policy for substance testing of juveniles; this Bulletin is a companion to the JAIBG Bulletin Ten Steps for Implementing a Program of Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles. Includes a discussion of the major indicators of the need for substance testing, the extent and consequences of juvenile substance abuse, and the potential impact of substance abuse programs. Outlines key elements of a successful substance-testing program and describes several programs around the Nation.

Online Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System (Summary). 1998. 92 pp.
NCJ 167889. FREE.

Reviews the OJJDP-funded projects conducted by the American Correctional Association/Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., and the American Probation and Parole Association that investigated innovative and appropriate methods to identify and intervene with substance-abusing youth.

Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program: A Compendium of Resources. 1999. 46 pp.

Provides practical information to States and units of local government to help them determine how to use Federal funds most effectively to combat underage drinking. Describes programs and lists contacts and source materials to help jurisdictions maximize the effectiveness of the Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program.

video Juvenile Offenders and Drug Treatment: Promising Approaches—Satellite Teleconference (Video, VHS format). 1997. 120 minutes.
NCJ 168617. $17 (U.S.), $21 (Canada and other countries).

Presents videotaped proceedings of a 1997 teleconference. Examines the critical components of promising approaches in the treatment of drug-involved juvenile offenders. Highlights programs such as the Escambia County Juvenile Drug Court in Pensacola, FL; the Denver Juvenile Justice Integrated Treatment Network; and the Bridge, an aftercare program operated by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.

Preparing for the Drug Free Years (Family Strengthening Series Bulletin). 1999. 12 pp.
NCJ 173408. FREE.

Provides an overview of the Preparing for the Drug Free Years program, which was created to equip parents with skills that they could use to prevent their 8- to 14-year-old children from becoming involved with drugs. Describes how this program teaches parents to reduce risk factors for juvenile substance abuse and enhance protective factors that are especially important during the late elementary and middle school years.

Ten Steps for Implementing a Program of Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles (JAIBG Bulletin). 2000. 28 pp.
NCJ 178897. FREE.

Presents a detailed discussion of a 10-step process for developing and implementing a substance-testing program; this Bulletin is a companion to the JAIBG Bulletin Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles. Discusses the following 10 steps: involving key stakeholders, determining program purpose, investigating legal issues, identifying youth to be tested, selecting appropriate testing technologies, deciding how to use results and arrange for adequate and appropriate treatment, developing written policies and procedures, obtaining funding, developing staff, and evaluating the program.

Online Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse: Initial Findings (Summary). 1994. 27 pp.
NCJ 143454. FREE.

Summarizes preliminary findings of longitudinal research on the causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency. Examines the age of onset and prevalence of delinquency, drug use, and other problem behaviors and youth's relationships to peers and family. Describes characteristics of effective intervention programs.

Online Urban Delinquency and Substance Abuse: Technical Report and Appendices. 1993. 400 pp.
NCJ 146416. $25.60 (U.S.), $33.40 (Canada and other countries).

Provides a comprehensive description of the findings from the first 3 years of OJJDP's Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency. Discusses the research methodology and findings and offers relevant policy-related observations.

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