Report Highlights State Trends in Juvenile Justice Legislation

August 24, 2012


The National Conference of State Legislatures has released “Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation: 2001–2011,” which examines state legislative activity over the past decade on a number of juvenile justice issues, including prevention and intervention, disproportionate minority contact, reentry/aftercare, and corrections reform. According to the report, during this period, legislatures have tended to realign fiscal resources from state institutions toward more effective community-based services. View and download the report online.

Learn more about the National Conference of State Legislatures

Source: U.S. Department of Justice

October 18th is National “Above the Influence Day”

August 24, 2012

The month of October has been named by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. And on October 18, 2012, the first ever National Above the Influence Day will be celebrated.

October 18th will be “an opportunity for youth and local youth-serving partners to demonstrate the power of staying above the negative influences that can lead to substance use.” Coalitions will be able to hold event and activities that reinforce the Above the Influence campaign.

To learn more on how you can hold event and activities for National Above the Influence Day in your community, there is an opportunity for you to attend an hour-long training and instruction webinar on Thursday, September 6th at 1pm ET. Can’t make it on the 6th? There will be another webinar on Wednesday, September 12th at 1pm ET.

Click here to read the entire article and register for the webinar.

Helpful Prevention Principles to prevent drug abuse among children and adolescents

August 23, 2012

The National Institute on Drug Abuse featured Prevention Principles (In Brief), which “are intended to help parents, educators, and community leaders think about, plan for, and deliver research-based drug abuse prevention programs at the community level.”

The principles cover Risk Factors and Protective Factors, Prevention Planning (Family Programs, School Programs, and Community Programs), and Prevention Program Delivery.

The publication consists of five chapters:

1. Risk Factors and Protective Factors

2. Planning for Drug Abuse Prevention in the Community

3. Applying Prevention Principles to Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

4. Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

5. Selected Resources and References

This publication can help those new to the field of drug abuse prevention and includes up-to-date information on the field and helpful resources and references.

This link will take you to the NIDA site where you can learn and read more about the In Brief edition of Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition.


Funding Opportunity: TUPE County Technical Assistance & Leadership Funds

August 22, 2012


Grant: The Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) County Technical Assistance and Leadership Funds (CTALF) provide funding to county offices of education to plan, develop, and implement capacity building, technical assistance and training, evaluation, program improvement services, and coordination activities for TUPE activities for local educational agencies.

Funder: California Department of Education.

Eligibility: Local educational agencies.

Required Eligibility Criteria: Only county offices of education are eligible to apply for this funding. In order to be eligible to apply, the applicant agency must have been certified by the California Department of Education as having met the tobacco-free school district criteria on or before July 1, 2011.

Amount: A total of $3,174,000 is available however recipient amount is unknown.



  • Program – Stephanie Papas, 916-445-8441,
  • Fiscal – Rachael Gutierrez, 916-319-0196,
  • Division – Coordinated Student Support & Adult Education, 916-319-0914, 916-319-0218 (fax)

Deadline: October 30, 2012.

Secondhand Smoke Affects the Body, Study Says

August 21, 2012

A study reported in Join Together and The Wall Street Journal found that nonsmokers who breathe in secondhand smoke outside have “elevated levels of tobacco-related chemicals in their body.” Researchers believe that this smoke exposure increases the risks of cancer-causing tobacco agents entering the body.

An increase in outdoor smoking is related with many indoor smoking bans being put into practice at public establishments such as bars and restaurants. The researchers conducted their study outside of a restaurant and bar that bans indoor smoking in Athens, Georgia.

The study involved 28 college students spent time on outside patios where smoking was allowed, and at another open-air site that was for nonsmoking. The students sat near the smokers at the restaurant and bar, counting the number of cigarettes lit every 10 minutes.

University of Georgia’s College of Public Health Science Department of Environmental Health Science researchers collected urine and saliva samples from the students before and after the study. The researchers found that the students who sat among smokers outside had higher levels of cotinine, a nicotine byproduct, in their saliva than the non-smoking site visits. Also, the students’ who sat in the smoking areas had elevated levels of a chemical called NNAL, which is found in tobacco.

To read the entire study, click here.

Free webinar on August 29, 2012

August 20, 2012

Foundations and Grant Making as Strategic Partners in Sustainability Efforts

August 29, 2012 at 4pm ET

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will be presenting a webinar called “Foundations and Grant Making as Strategic Partners in Sustainability Efforts.”

This 90-minute webinar will go over the concept of philanthropic organizations as strategic partners and teach participants how to engage foundations as sources of sustainability funding.

To register for this webinar, click here.

View additional OJJDP-sponsored Webinars and training and technical assistance opportunities.

Funding Opportunity: PPHF 2012 National Public Health Improvement Initiative

August 17, 2012


PPHF 2012: National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)-Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure and Performance financed in part by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund

Grant: The purpose of the program is to provide state, tribal, local and territorial (STLT) health departments available capacity building assistance (CBA) that will improve public health infrastructure, investment planning, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence based practices.

Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Amount: up to $700,000.

Eligibility: please refer to link below.



Deadline: August 20, 2012.

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