Northwestern Juvenile Project (NJP) Baseline data now available

The Northwestern Juvenile Project (NJP) Baseline data are now available through NAHDAP. This study took place between 1995 and 1998 with 1,829 juvenile detainees between the ages of 10 and 18 located in Cook County, IL. The purposes of the study were to assess the alcohol, drug, and mental service needs of these youth, to determine how many received services, and to assess how well these needs were met. NJP was sponsored by several organizations including multiple sources at the National Institutes of Health: NIDA, NIMH, and NIAAA.

The Baseline study has 16 data parts. A questionnaire and codebook of the individual parts are available for public download, but the data files are restricted. You may apply for access to the data through the NAHDAP Web site.