Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $950,000)
OJJDP's Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program: Initiative To Reduce Underage Drinking seeks to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to and the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons serving in the U.S. Air Force who are younger than 21 years old. The initiative will provide funds to local civilian communities to implement research-based and promising practices to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent underage service personnel from consuming alcohol in collaboration with active duty installations implementing the underage component of the Air Force's Culture of Responsible Choices program. This program is authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and statutes appropriating FY 2009 funds.
The Wyoming Department of Health will reduce underage access to and consumption of alcohol by F.E. Warren Air Force Base underage personnel by forming an alliance with the adjacent local communities to implement an innovative and research-based approach to reduce underage drinking among underage active duty airmen. 'Operation 0-0-1-3' complements the underage component of the Air Force's Culture of Responsible Choices Program by addressing the issue of underage drinking at the community level, the base level and the individual level. The proposed 'Operation 0-0-1-3' will strengthen and formalize collaboration between the AFB and local law enforcement agencies. Through developing and strengthening a coalition between the active duty installation and the local communities, environmental strategies will be implemented, using research-based OJJDP best and promising practices. Throughout the life of this program, the emphasis will be to gather and include data relevant to performance measures in the NIAAA-designed evaluation.