Juvenile Justice Event Toolkit

If you are interested in an event or promotional activity that focuses primarily on juvenile justice, here are links to resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and others.

Drugs & the Brain Wallet Card

All teens are at risk for substance use disorders, and as many as two-thirds of teens in the criminal justice system may already be coping with substance use issues. Effective prevention of future substance use issues as well as treatment for existing problems among teens in the criminal justice system can decrease drug-related criminal behavior and may improve a young person’s relationship with his or her family, school, and community. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness, offering an opportunity to educate and intervene, hopefully interrupting the cycle of addiction and incarceration.

Materials, including booklets and educational posters, can be ordered directly from the NIDA clearinghouse in advance of your NDAFW event. To ensure materials arrive in time, please order them no later than 2 weeks prior to your event or activity.

Promoting your young adult focused event for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® has never been easier! NIDA’s Promote with Online Toolkit section has everything you need to generate buzz for your event. And for help planning your event, visit NIDA’s 5 Steps to Hosting an NDAFW Event and the Get Activity Ideas & Toolkits page. NDAFW 2021 will be March 22-28.

Find an Expert: If you choose to have a alcohol expert at your event or promotional activity, use these tips for finding the right person: Adult Advisors and Sponsors for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®.

HHS Syndication Storefront

Select NIDA content is available for you to use on your own site. Through HHS Syndication Storefront, you may promote this high quality content on your website and it will take on the look and feel of your site. This syndicated content will also update content in real time, leaving you free from having to perform manual updates.