Idaho Youth Report 1996. An Evaluation of Idahos Byrne Funded Youth Programs.Reportar como inadecuado

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Drug abuse and crime rates in the United States have surged to alarming levels in the 1990s and could increase to epidemic proportions if not addressed appropriately. The identification and evaluation of the programs that Idaho utilizes in fighting crime and reducing drug use are covered in this booklet. The report focuses on two different programs, but it argues that all programs must incorporate a comprehensive approach in utilizing prevention, treatment, prosecution, rehabilitation, incarceration, law enforcement, and interdiction if these youth problems are to be addressed successfully. Some of the problems discussed here include juvenile crime, juvenile victims, and drug trends. Following these descriptions of the problems are discussions of some corrective programs, including examples of curricula and objectives. The costs and the impact of prevention programs associated with drug use are likewise covered. The long-term effects, both good and bad, of interdiction efforts are presented, along with an analysis of the statistical versus social significance of the programs. Four appendices list drug-use prevention programs, research efforts, and internet sites dedicated to drug abuse resistance. (RJM)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Substance Abuse, Youth Problems, Youth Programs

Autor: Uhlenkott, Robert C.


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