New Justice Department Bulletin Highlights Effects Of Drinking On Adolescent Development
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the bulletin Effects and Consequences of Underage Drinking. It presents findings on the potential neurological damage, social and emotional consequences, health and safety risks and academic problems the underage drinker may experience.
OJJDP works with states to eliminate underage consumption of alcohol and created the new bulletin series on underage drinking to provide evidence-based guidance for communities developing prevention and treatment programs. This bulletin was adapted from Underage Drinking: Intervention Principles and Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections.
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary provides federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs