The Juvenile Justice Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program’s purpose is to create and improve community efforts to increase screening, intervention and treatment of juvenile alcohol and drug problems for Wisconsin’s at risk youth population. This program implements screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the youth justice system within four county agencies, and also incorporates screening for youth at risk of having an alcohol-exposed pregnancy. Training and technical assistance is provided to each county agency to facilitate referrals for diagnostic care and create modifications to treatment plans. Additionally, “Planning and Implementing Screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System” is a newly developed manual available free to the public that provides a step-by-step guide on how to implement screening for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in your agency.
Lawrence Hanrahan, PhD – Principal Investigator
Lindsey Peterson, MS – Project Coordinator