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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $400,000)

Project summary for 2001-AH-FX-1004
The Department of Human Services plan to reduce underage drinking by expanding the number of communities taking a comprehensive approach to the problem, with a sepcial emphasis on increasing law enforcement activity with regard to the sale of alcohol to minors. Also to enhance an underage drinking coalition in each comprehensive community program, with a special emphasis on increasing law enforcement participation; ensure that there is a local EUDL program coordinator; develop a strategic plan to direct EUDL program activity in each comprehensive community program based on a local needs assessment that deals with underage drinking, with a special emphasis on enforcement activity regarding sale of alcohol to minors; increase enforcement commitment and involvement as an integral part of the program to enforce underage drinking laws; encourage youth leadership and participation in planning and program activities at the State and local level; demonstrate coordination between State-level planning and program activity and community program activities developed under this effort; develop a training and technical assistance strategy, in collaboration with the OJJDP-funded training and technical assistance, in support of the EUDL initiative in the selected jurisdictions; and develop and implement a data collection strategy, in collaboration with OJJDP-funded evaluation, to determine effectiveness of the efforts of both State and local jurisdictions to combat underage drinking.

Date Created: December 28, 2000