U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Shay Bilchik, Administrator
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JSOVCpersonnel who want to address issues related to the illegal
consumption of alcohol by minors in their communities.
Part I: Building Programs That Work describes the juvenile DUI
problem and presents the case for building a comprehensive criminal
justice response to juvenile impaired driving. This section includes
“The Chief’s DUI Checklist,” designed to help police executives
determine the extent of the youth DUI problem in their communi-
ties, and an “Inventory of Do’s and Don’ts” that provides helpful
hints gathered from the experiences of program participants in
the five demonstration sites.
Part II: The Eight Foundation Elements of a Successful DUI
Strategy discusses the eight essential elements of PERF’s youth
DUI enforcement program, presents results from the five program
sites, and offers examples of successful programs and activities.
The eight foundation elements, which combine to produce a unified,
aggressive, and proactive response to juvenile DUI, are:
◆ Policy oversight and coordination.
◆ Strategic and tactical planning.
◆ Reactive and proactive enforcement.
◆ Adjudication and diversion.
◆ Supervision and treatment.
◆ Public education.
◆ Feedback and evaluation.
Together, these eight elements provide a framework for a multi-
disciplinary program that unites the local justice system with
social services and the private sector. Successful programs described
in the guide include the Adopt-A-School program in Hampton,
VA, which educates minors and their parents about the dangers of
alcohol and drug abuse, and the New York State Liquor Authority
seminars in Albany County, NY, which educate alcohol license
holders about their legal responsibilities.
August 1999 #114
A Guide to Combating
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), with support from
the Office of Juvenile