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  June 2015
UPDATES FROM THE FIELD
Teenage Binge-Drinking Could Influence Brain into Adulthood


New research on rats, supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), reports that adolescent binge drinking can disrupt gene regulation and brain development.
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INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO REDUCING UNDERAGE DRINKING IN STATES
New Police Tool Looks Like a Flashlight, Helps Detect Alcohol


The Fairfax County police are among the area jurisdictions that use a flashlight with a small, built-in sensor to detect alcohol in a drink, or on a person's breath, to help take drunk drivers off the road.
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UDETC RESOURCES SPOTLIGHT
Underage Drinking Cost Sheets Now With Updated References!


The newly updated Underage Drinking Cost Sheets (2013 data) have been revised to include updated references.
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UPDATES FROM THE FIELD
New Report Finds Incarceration for 'Status Offenses' Still Widespread


Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: April 10, 2015
More than half of US states allow children to be detained for repeated nonviolent "status offenses" such as skipping school, running away from home or possession of alcohol, a new report says.
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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES!
New Distance Learning Course Available:
Developing Data Driven Strategies to Reduce Underage Drinking


The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) is pleased to announce our seventh distance learning course in a series that focuses on strategies for enforcement of underage drinking laws and preventing youth access to alcohol.
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LEGAL CASE
"Did These Alcohol Enforcement Officers Violate the Defendants Rights?"


On April 7, 2015, Pennsylvania Superior Court rendered their opinion in the matter of Commonwealth v Warfield, PA: Superior Court 2015 - Warfield was charged with furnishing liquor to minors[1] based on a series of events in and around Lock Haven, Pennsylvania on October 5, 2013.[2] Warfield filed a pretrial motion to suppress alleging that liquor code enforcement officers stopped him and his companions in violation of his constitutional rights.
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