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Research Brief: Assessing Changes in Child Maltreatment due to SNAPP

1 in 8 children are estimated to experience child maltreatment before age 18. Substance abuse—and in particular alcohol abuse—is a likely cause of child maltreatment; interventions to reduce alcohol abuse at the community level might also prevent child maltreatment. Called environmental interventions, intervention activities are designed to reduce supply of alcohol.This study examines whether a program aimed to reduce alcohol use and alcohol availability in neighborhoods—the Sacramento Neighborhood Alcohol Prevention Project (SNAPP)—also reduced child abuse and neglect.

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