Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $356,400)
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 Youth Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Projects are 12 multi-agency task forces throughout Utah. The task force targets alcohol violations and illegal drug activity, with a focus on youth. The task forces will conduct shoulder tap operations, parking lot surveillance, compliance check operations and other innovative enforcement activities.
Public awareness campaigns will include attending events to present information on underage drinking, educating the community, political leaders and law enforcement officers about youth alcohol prevention programs and specifically focus on the effects of alcohol on the teen brain. Brochures with resources listed for parents to obtain further information on parenting skills and underage drinking will be provided at these community events. Coalitions will include college/university campus and youth court programs that will be provided with mini-grants to expand to co-sponsorship of alcohol-free activities. EUDL will enhance underage drinking enforcement training opportunities for officers, project directors, supervisors and law enforcement officers on enforcement and reporting requirements.