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Drug prevention

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Substance Use Prevention Programs

Youth substance use prevention programs aim to promote abstinence from alcohol and illicit drugs and the misuse of over-the-counter drugs. They differ from treatment programs, which focus on youths who have been clinically diagnosed with a substance abuse problem. A variety of approaches have been developed that work with families, schools, and communities to help children and adolescents develop skills and approaches to prevent or...

Cure4Camden

15PJDP-21-GK-03874-CBVP
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
$997,351

Girls United

15PJDP-21-GG-03257-GJSX
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
$425,000

OJJDP Is Taking Action To Achieve an Equitable Juvenile Justice System

By Chyrl Jones, Acting OJJDP Administrator

When President Biden proclaimed October 2021 as National Youth Justice Action Month, he noted that far too many young people have been "sidelined by unnecessary encounters with the justice system." Citing the adverse effects of system involvement, the President called for a national shift from incarceration to prevention.

National Youth Justice Action Month supports intervention and prevention strategies...