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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws: Training and Technical Assistance (Review Current Research and Programmatic Innovations)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $2,065,000)

The Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) has been a key component of the EUDL Program for a number of years. The UDETC provides services to States and local communities working toward the prevention and enforcement of underage drinking. Services include science-to-practice based trainings and technical assistance, facilitated research-to-practice efforts for the EUDL discretionary programs, state-wide research dissemination and strategy development, the development and implementation of a National Leadership Conference, research-to-practice document production and distribution, and research-based national electronic seminars. The UDETC continues its commitment to evidence-based enforcement practices and environmental strategies. The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) has housed the UDETC since its establishment. Age 21 laws continue to be effective in improving health and safety. Their vigorous enforcement and the establishment of safer community alcohol environments always pose challenges that make the work of EUDL necessary and important. The services provided by the Center have enhanced States and communities efforts to prevent minors' access to alcohol and have fostered sustainable systemic changes in policies and practice. The Center maintains databases to monitor its activities and the progress of service recipients. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 19, 2007