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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Through Community/U.S. and Air Force Base Coalitions: Additional Demonstration Sites

Award Information

Award #
2009-AH-FX-0103
Location
Awardee County
Fairfax
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2009
Total funding (to date)
$1,140,038

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $500,000)

OJJDP FY 09 Demonstration Programs Division Grants was established to provide grants, cooperative agreements and other assistance to organizations designated by OJJDP, as authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. Sections 5601 et seq.) and statutes appropriating funds for juvenile justice programs.

Using a quasi-experimental research design, ICF Incorporated will evaluate whether the interventions implemented by the FY 2009 EUDL/USAF partnership grantees had an impact on the several core outcomes, including the rate of Driving under the Influence (DUI), alcohol-related traffic crashes, and other alcohol-related crimes by drawing comparisons from out-year data at the demonstration sites to baseline data and by comparing the demonstration sites to relevant matched comparison communities. The approach involves leveraging ICF Incorporated's existing data collection system to gather process and outcome data from the two communities and their comparison sites. Specifically, ICF Incorporated will collect data from the EUDL/USAF grantees using four primary data sources: 1) interviews with grantees; 2) metrics on key outcomes provided by grantees and collected via our common measures reporting system; 3) Air Force Community Assessment survey data; and 4) administrative data collecting by the Air Force Substance Use Assessment Tool. In addition to these four sources, ICF Incorporated proposes to conduct anonymous on-line surveys of underage active duty Air Force members at 3 different points in time (immediately prior to the interventions, after most interventions have been completed, and within one year of the cessation of the EUDL program) to ask respondents in the communities about their alcohol usage and associated alcohol-related misconducts, if any. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's Demonstration Programs Division Grants were established to provide grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117) -- H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366.

The Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws through Air Force and Community Coalitions
demonstration was recently expanded to two new Air Force bases (AFBs) and communities: F. E. Warren AFB near Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Whiteman AFB near Warrensburg and Knob
Noster, Missouri. The demonstration sites focus on changing the drinking behavior of underage Airmen by means of environmental strategies implemented by coalitions representative of the AFBs and the communities of which they are a part. The Airmen at F.E. Warren frequently go to Ft. Collins, Colorado, for recreation. Although it is in another state, Ft. Collins is only 45 miles, constituting a drive of less than one hour, from F.W. Warren. Ft. Collins has a larger population than Cheyenne or Laramie, significantly more liquor establishments, and more opportunities for recreation and for drinking. This grant would enable ICF International to conduct additional analyses as part of the ongoing EUDL Military Evaluation in order to better understand the drinking behavior in the community of Ft. Collins.

NCA/NCF

OJJDP has a specific mission to develop and disseminate knowledge about what works to prevent juvenile delinquency and violence and improve the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. § 5601 et seq authorizes the Administrator of OJJDP to conduct research or evaluations and undertake statistical analyses on a wide range of juvenile justice matters. OJJDP also provides funding to states and localities to carry out research, evaluation, and statistical analyses.

ICF Inc., L.L.C. will obtain pre-test and post-test data from the EUDL demonstration sites and conduct statistical data analysis comparing changes in problem drinking at demonstration sites vs. comparison sites vs. the overall Air Force. The evaluation will include focused alcohol survey on attitudes and behaviors annually of underage active duty members at the demonstration sites and comparison sites. ICF Inc., L.L.C. will conduct statistical data analysis comparing alcohol-related attitudes, norms, perceptions, behaviors and negative outcomes at demonstration sites vs. comparison sites. Utilizing administrative data, data will be gathered at pre-test and post-test on alcohol-related crimes at demonstration sites (e.g. minors in possession, DUI/DWI arrests, etc.) among Airmen and civilians. In addition, there will be biweekly or monthly data calls with grantees to provide technical assistance for data collection. ICF Inc., L.L.C. will develop a final report and 2-3 peer-reviewed articles. CA/NCF

Date Created: August 18, 2009