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Public Forum on Drug Education

The Drug Policy Foundation presents a public forum on

Friday May 17, 1996 10:00-11:30am


Joel H. Brown, PhD, MSW
Educational Research Consultant Director, California Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation/Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education Study

Marianne D'Emidio-Caston, PhD
Supervisor, Elementary Teacher Education, Graduate School of Education University of California, Santa Barbara Co-Director, California PIRE/DATE Study

Jordan E. Horowitz, MA
Project Director, WestEd Director, California Survey of Out-of-School Youth Advisor, California PIRE/DATE Study


Franklin A. Tucker
President/CEO, National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth

The President's new drug policy strategy asks taxpayers to spend nearly $600 million in 1997 on school-based drug education. Taxpayers also support state drug education programs. For example, California spent an estimated $1.6 billion on its Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education (DATE) program since 1991.

A recent study of the DATE program found new insights into the effectiveness of such drug education programs -- including the nationwide Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. program.

What kinds of drug education work? How much do we need to spend on such programs -- especially considering recently reported increases in adolescent drug use?

The Drug Policy Foundation is a nonprofit, independent think tank that researches and sponsors public education on drug policy reform, including preventive strategies like drug education.

For more information about the forum, contact: Cheryl Anthony Epps, Director of Government Affairs, the Drug Policy Foundation, (202) 537-5005.

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