Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Criminology and Criminal Justice

First Advisor

Dr. Miram DeLone


Despite the abundance of drug prevention programs in this country, drug usage among America’s youth continues to grow. This project will examine one emerging school-based prevention program designed to develop resistance skills that have been proven to help students oppose those risky behaviors. Prior to this examination the extent of drug use by American school children is discussed, followed by an extensive literature review evaluation. The main body of the thesis is a description of the All Stars Jr. Program, with an assessment and evaluation of the program’s implementation. Finally, a discussion of how these findings impact the program performance with suggestions for future policy initiatives.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Criminal Justice and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Gerald Johnson December, 2000.

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