Aug. 20-26, 1999
IN THIS ISSUE

NEWS COLUMN
U.Va. begins water conservation efforts
New pre-tax benefit

Cocaine addiction linked to biological clock
Training program for child care workers offered
Brown Grounds

Report outlines ways to prevent juvenile violence

Bioethics advice goes online
Teaching workshop Aug. 25-26
Click on www.hrs.virginia.edu
Coats, school supplies, food being collected
Attention women runners
Sign up for Day of Caring by Aug. 30

Improving efforts to stop youth violence

The report calls for:

  • Statewide training should be provided for school administrators on how to collect and report data reflecting school violence and how to use such information to improve school safety.
  • The state Department of Education should release annual school safety statistics in a more timely fashion. (Such information is currently released nearly two years after the incidents occur.)
  • Virginia should implement a statewide method for tracking the extent of alcohol and drug use among youth, a practice many other states employ.
  • Additional legislation is needed to broaden information-sharing among schools, courts and law enforcement agencies.
  • Local providers of youth services should meet regularly to exchange information and to learn the extent of youth violence in their communities.
  • The urgent need for providing youth in detention centers such services as job training, substance abuse counseling, mentoring and parent education should be addressed immediately.

 


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