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Strategies for Success: Combating Juvenile DUI

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Date Published
January 1999
126 pages
This manual is designed to empower criminal justice professionals to take the lead in working with others to plan a coordinated response to alcohol-related delinquency, particularly as it relates to traffic offenses.
Part I, "Building Programs That Work," presents overall strategy and individual steps that the police chief or other local justice official can use to lead the implementation of those components that will work best in the local community. Part II, "The Eight Foundation Elements of a Successful DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Strategy," presents the building blocks of the comprehensive Juvenile DUI Enforcement Program. Each block or element combines with others to create a multidisciplinary program that unites the local justice system with social services and the private sector. Included are short descriptions of innovative programs designed to prevent juveniles from driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Part III, "Support Tools for Building Programs That Work," contains policies, procedures, press releases, and other information the executive can use to facilitate the process of implementing the eight foundation elements. Part IV, "Leadership Roles for Officials," presents three action-oriented papers that address police, prosecutors, and judges, each written by a current or former official from these disciplines. The papers describe why leadership by each of these three professionals is essential to the implementation of the eight foundation elements in the community. The papers also describe approaches that have worked well for the authors and their colleagues.

Date Published: January 1, 1999