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BURNET — Emboldened by the success of an anti-sexting campaign, juvenile justice authorities are planning new initiatives to combat prescription-drug abuse and bullying, as well as to teach safety awareness to elementary students.

The nascent programs are part of a multi-prong effort to continue reducing crimes among minors while educating their parents in Blanco, Burnet, Gillespie, Llano and San Saba counties, said Marc Bittner, chief of the Juvenile Probation Department.