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  • Friday, August 12, 2011
  • Contact: Office of Justice Programs
  • Telephone: (202) 307-0703

Weekly News Brief

OJJDP Releases Underage Drinking Bulletin - Reducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities, a new bulletin from the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), highlights an evaluation of five communities' efforts to reduce drinking and associated alcohol-related misconduct among active-duty Air Force members ages 18 to 25, focusing on underage drinkers (ages 18 to 20). This bulletin is the first in an OJJDP series on underage drinking to educate practitioners and policymakers about the problems of underage alcohol abuse and to provide evidence-based guidelines addressing the issue. Findings showed that communities had the best success when they implemented interventions early, created task forces at the beginning of the program, collaborated with community partners and followed federal agency guidelines.

Nominations for the Crime Victims' Service Awards - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is accepting nominations for the Attorney General's Crime Victims' Service Awards until Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Each year, OVC recognizes individuals and organizations demonstrating outstanding service in supporting victims and victim services. The award ceremony will be held April 20, 2011.