The philosophical basis of the Juvenile DUI Enforcement Program is the use of arrest and other punitive sanctions by police to combat the juvenile DUI problem. Police executives must take leadership roles, and it is essential that other justice officials back up the police in using those sanctions.
We believe that many justice officials will support the conceptual basis of this project . . . and then move on to other pressing business. Nothing can be more effective than convincing these officials that they too can be leaders and can make as much difference in the community as police. To do that, we turned to a number of other law enforcement and judicial officials and asked them to pen some advice for their peers.
We are confident that we have collected the kind of advice that can have an impact on the peers of key justice officials, and that readers will heed the advice and begin to fill leadership positions in their communities. The result, we hope, will be juvenile DUI programs as effective as the ones featured in these publications.
Clifford L. Karchmer
Police Executive Research Forum