Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $360,000)
The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has utilized the funding from the OJJDP Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws to address the problem of underage drinking in North Dakota as identified through state prevention strategic planning, and efforts are in collaboration with the Governor's Prevention Council.
The overall goal for EUDL funding is to enforce North Dakota state laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and to prevent the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors throughout the state. Four primary goals for funding include: 1) support of a North Dakota Youth Advisory Council, which will be measured by the number of youth participating in task forces, enforcement, campaigns, etc.; 2) enforcement activities such as underage drinking enforcement activities and compliance checks which will be measured by the number of agencies involved or the number of retail establishments checked or in compliance; 3) public advertising campaigns such as the First Lady's Keep Children Alcohol Free campaign and public awareness campaigns such as providing alcohol to youth which is measured by the number of earned media coverage events related to EUDL activities; 4) support of the Roughrider Health Promotion Conference in which schools (educators) and community members are provided training and professional development and then create action plans in order to facilitate local level change regarding underage drinking, this will be measured by the number of local level events, policy changes, environmental strategies utilized, etc.