ERIC Number: ED226298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-28
Reference Count: N/A
Juveniles and Dangerous Drugs. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress. Second Session on the Impact of Drugs on Juvenile Crime.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
These proceedings, dealing with the impact of drugs on juvenile crime, include testimony from judicial and law enforcement personnel and directors of programs for delinquent rehabilitation and drug treatment. The scope of the drug/crime problem is defined and discussed in terms of early delinquent behavior and the role of the family. The impact of illegal drug smuggling and dealing, especially as it effects law enforcement in the State of Florida, is discussed. The role of government in the prevention of drug abuse by juveniles is outlined, and several treatment programs are described including: Project CARE in Portland, Oregon; the Yerba Buena program, San Jose, California; programs of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, e.g., the State Prevention Coordinators; the efforts of the ACTION agency to mobilize and support volunteers for drug prevention; Gaudenzia, Inc., a multipurpose human service agency designed to treat substance abuse and other forms of self-destructive behavior; and Second Genesis Inc., a non-profit, residential, therapeutic community for adolescent and adult drug abusers. Federal legislation dealing with court processes and prisons, Senate Bills 1688 and 1689, are also addressed by the witnesses. (JAC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.