AN ALCOHOL EDUCATION AND TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM FOR INSTITUTIONALIZED JUVENILE OFFENDERS

This article describes a preventive, educational program on alcohol and traffic safety conducted in the largest juvenile correctional institution in Ohio. Institutionalized delinquents were identified as an extremely high risk group, likely to drink and drive. They were exposed to a 20 hour training program. The course was designed and conducted in a manner similar to the numerous DWI Programs operated by Municipal Courts for individuals convicted of drunken driving. Youth involved had not been convicted of DWI, but had exhibited difficulties with drugs and alcohol. This project was able to document that institutionalized juvenile offenders were experiencing documentable problems with alcohol. In addition, significant results were obtained in regard to the success of the educational aspects of the program.

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    Alcohol and Drug Problems Assn of North America

    One Rocky Ledge Road
    Clinton, CT  United States  06413
  • Authors:
    • Rohrer, G E
    • Elliott, J R
    • Geer, N L
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 40-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 148
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM