ERIC Number: ED338961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-26
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Programs for Youth.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
In a national poll conducted in 1988, 83 percent of the American people felt that the nation's drug problem was "out of control." In 1988, Congress, responding to the public mandate, passed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Title III of the Act specifically addressed these issues by authorizing two anti-drug programs for youth. These two programs were developed by the House Committee on Education and Labor as the Committee's part of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. Currently the war goes on. It is estimated that over one million youths run away from home each year. A 1990 study conducted by the National Network of Runaway and Youth Services found that among runaway, homeless, and other high-risk youths served by community-based agencies, 46 percent had a substance abuse problem and 14 percent were addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Youth street gangs are growing rapidly. The Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony from both public and private community-based organizations relating to the value of multi-agency consortium grants. This report presents proposed amendments which add multi-agency grants, designate funding, and require an annual report. An explanation of the bill, Congressional Budget Office estimate, section-by-section analysis, and the Act with proposed amendments are included. (LLL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.