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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume V, Number 2 (Substance Abuse Issue)

NCJ Number
Juvenile Justice Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Dated: December 1998
Date Published
December 1998
38 pages
Publication Series
This magazine presents articles on the effectiveness of drug prevention strategies, the potential of juvenile drug courts for providing treatment responses to juveniles and their families while ensuring accountability, the use of environmental approaches to reducing juvenile alcohol use, and lists of Web sites and other resources on drug abuse.
The transcript of an interview with Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Karol Kumpfer presents her plans to educate the public about the effectiveness of efforts to prevent alcohol, tobacco, illicit drug problems and to increase awareness of the existence of many different prevention strategies geared to many different target populations. A discussion of juvenile drug courts notes that these programs need to recognize the crucial differences between drug abuse among youth and adults and to ensure that treatment programs are comprehensive, flexible, individualized, coordinated, intensive, and concrete and should work respectfully and collaboratively with families. An evaluation of community-based approaches to reducing youth drinking contrasts this approach with school-based instructional programs and concludes that focusing on community strategies has promise. Further articles summarize the efforts of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address juvenile drug abuse, the National Youth Anti-drug Media Campaign, and recent publications and videotapes. Photographs, notes, reference lists, list of Web sites, and order form

Date Published: December 1, 1998