||September 22 1:30-3:30 PM
alcohol use and access by youth has been identified as a serious problem
by policymakers and the public for the following reasons:
videoconference will provide participants with information about underage
drinking patterns and problems, increasing awareness of its dangers and
consequences. Trends in drinking by youth will also be reviewed which will
lead to a better understanding of the problem and how it should be addressed.
is the drug most commonly used by youth.
is one of the most common contributors to injury, death, and criminal behavior
among young people.
onset of alcohol use increases the risk for chronic alcohol addiction.
efforts of three communities to combat the problem will be highlighted.
These communities have used a range of strategies to address the problem,
including enforcing underage drinking laws and changing community norms
and laws about drinking. These communities have also involved youth as
leaders in their programs. Representatives from each of the communities
will be available to describe the impact the programs have had on the problem
and to answer participantsí questions.
videoconference will also review new initiatives by the Office of Juvenile
Justice and Delinquency Prevention to assist states and communities in
developing effective strategies.
information about the range of serious health and social problems associated
with underage drinking
information about the Federal funding opportunities for states and communities
and the important roles for governmental and non-governmental agencies
and organizations concerned with this issue
Share model approaches, strategies
and methods to reduce underage drinking.
Juvenile Justice Teleconference Website
For More information, please contact:
Jenny McWilliams at 859-622-6671
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