For Immediate Release
All Zones
September 11,  2000
For More Information Contact:
Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
Office of Marketingand Communications
rgeraci@iunhaw1.iun.indiana.edu
Combating Underage Drinking

With the school year just beginning, teens have increased opportunitiesof coming together socially – and many of those social events include alcohol.A upcoming two-hour live national satellite video conference, CombatingUnderage Drinking, will provide information about the patterns andproblems of underage drinking, and review new initiatives of the Officeof Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) concerning strategiesto combat the problem. 

Sponsored by the OJJDP at the US Department of Justice, the IndianaUniversity Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)will serve as site facilitator. With a member of the Criminal Justice facultyas the program moderator, the videoconference will be September 22 from12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (CDT) HawthornHall 400.

“The program is one in a series of addressing issues in contemporarycriminal justice sponsored by SPEA at IUN,” says SPEA director, JosephPellicciotti. “It’s designed for law enforcement officers, school administrators,juvenile court judges,  community leaders, youth service providersand policy makers, as well as others who are interested in strategies todeal with the serious problem of underage drinking.”

Combating Underage Drinking is open to the community free ofcharge, but advance reservations are required. Videoconferencing materialsare available at www.juvenilenet.org.To make reservations, telephone the School of Public and EnvironmentalAffairs at 219-980-6695 by Sept. 18.

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