Project Description

The purpose of the project is to contribute resources to the judiciary on the broad and encompassing problems related to underage alcohol use.  By their nature judges assume a leadership role within a community and have the ability to shape and influence community norms around this issue.  The objective of the project is to collect the most up to date science, research and court practices on the myriad of health related issues that impact youth who appear before the courts on alcohol related offenses.  The project will deliver information in a variety of ways to judges, court professionals and the community who are concerned about the societal impact of underage drinking.  The project is not an attempt to influence the impartiality of judges but serves to provide information and resources to judges who desire more information on relevant topics and learn how other courts are responding to these types of cases.

“This project is supported by Grant No. 2007-AH-FX-K003 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the United States Department of Justice”

Medical Reviewer