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APPA/MACPO Joint Training - Underage Drinking: Prevention and Intervention Principles for Corrections

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Carver County Justice Center



APPA/MACPO Joint Training opportunity in Chaska, MN on Wednesday, March 9th. The training is titled: Underage Drinking: Prevention and Intervention Principles for Corrections. MACPO was happy to invite APPA into Chaska to present on this topic. More information can be found at:

APPA/MACPO Flyer - Underage Drinking: Prevention and Intervention Principles for Corrections


Registration for the training and MACPO membership can be found at: http://macpo.shuttlepod.org or find a link at www.macpo.netSpace is limited to the first 40 registrants.  You must be a MACPO member to attend, so sign up for MACPO membership at the same time you register!


Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Training will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be on your own. Some snacks/refreshments will be provided by MACPO throughout the day. Training is scheduled to end at 5:00 p.m.


Please contact Rachel Miller, at 555 18th Ave SW Cambridge, MN 55008, 763-689-8326 or rachel.miller@co.isanti.mn.us for further questions.








American Probation and Parole Association presents:


Underage Drinking: Prevention and Intervention Principles for Corrections


March 9, 2011

8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m

Carver County Justice Center

Emergency Operations Center Training Facility ( EOC )

604 East Fourth St, Chaska, MN


Training Description:

Underage drinking continues to be a juvenile and criminal justice problem and a public health challenge.  To date, many of the strategies to reduce underage drinking have focused on decreasing the availability of alcohol to underage drinkers, reducing opportunities and occasions for underage drinking, and diminishing the demand for alcohol among youth.  While these strategies have proven successful in many ways and play a critical role in addressing the problem overall, some youth continue to engage in illegal alcohol consumption.


Community corrections agencies and professionals (e.g., diversion workers, juvenile and adult probation staff) play an important role on both the prevention and intervention side of enforcing and addressing underage drinking offenders.  Although there is little research that is specific to what works best to intervene with underage drinking offenders, there is research on evidence-based intervention practices in community corrections that can be applied to these types of offenders to increase our effectiveness with this population of young people. 


With funding and support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) has partnered with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) to develop a set of guiding principles, based on evidence-based practices, to assist community corrections in responding more effectively to underage drinking offenders.  This seminar is designed to assist community corrections professionals in defining and refining their role in addressing underage drinking offenders more effectively. 


By the conclusion of this training seminar, participants will be able to:

•·        Discuss the purpose of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program from a national, state, and local perspective.

•·        Discuss the effects of underage drinking on individuals and communities and the legal issues related to supervising underage drinking offenders.

•·        Explain six principles for the community supervision of underage drinking offenders.

•·        Identify 4-8 practices that community supervision staff can implement to enhance their effectiveness with underage drinking offenders on their caseload.

•·        Describe how to enhance and/or engage in partnerships with other community agencies in prevention and intervention efforts around underage drinking.

•·        Discuss examples of community corrections agencies (e.g., pretrial, diversion, probation) that have implemented promising practices in addressing underage drinking offenders.

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