Former Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at Ohio State University
Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"This study found that D.A.R.E. did influence eleventh grade students' attitudes and behaviors about substance use. The differences reported here were all statistically significant, and in a positive direction. All in all, D.A.R.E. reduced substance use, increased peer resistance, encouraged communication with parents and other responsible adults, and increased positive views of the police. Prevention education programs such as D.A.R.E. have a major role in teaching the dangers and consequences of substance abuse. Like other prevention efforts, D.A.R.E. plays an important role in supporting families, positive peer groups, and communities in order to raise healthy, responsible youth."
Cowritten with Joseph F. Donnermeyer, "D.A.R.E. Works: As Reported by 3,150 Ohio Eleventh Graders," D.A.R.E. Association of Ohio website, 1999
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs; top-level D.A.R.E. corporate officials; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in substance abuse prevention programs and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Former Professor Emeritus, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University
Former Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Ohio State University
Founding Director, National Rural Crime Prevention Center