ERIC Number: ED420831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System. Summary.
Crowe, Ann H.
The first step of effective intervention with delinquent youth is to identify youth who are engaged in using alcohol and other drugs. This document reviews the American Correctional Association and the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. ACA/IBH and The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) projects that investigated innovative and appropriate methods to identify and intervene with substance-abusing youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This report includes the following sections: rationale; project descriptions; outcomes; benefits; program development; conclusions and recommendations; and future directions. The Rationale examines the extent of substance abuse among youth, drug-involved youth in the juvenile justice system, and consequences of youth substance abuse. Project Descriptions cover program purpose, target audience, principal activities, and information dissemination. Program Outcomes present findings and provide guidance and resource information. Program Development outlines the assessment of needs and resources, and program and policy development. The report's Conclusion states that drug identification strategies, followed by effective interventions, help prevent further illicit drug use and delinquency; specific recommendations for effective programs are outlined. The Future Directions section focuses on systems development training and technical assistance, and skills development training. Contains a glossary and 48 references aud suggested readings. An appendix contains 18 drug-testing forms. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.