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.
Alabama's EUDL Program provides resources to the courts, law enforcement, and prosecutors to address underage drinking; and presents public advertising campaigns targeting youth under 21 with the prohibitions of selling and consuming alcohol by minors. Subgrantees include the Alabama ABC Board, Alabama MADD, and Alabama SADD, whose programs serve youth and their parents when the youth are arrested for underage drinking. The ABC Board's Enforcement Division will conduct compliance checks with the goal of achieving a 10% or less non-compliance rate, increase investigative enforcement through inspections of licensed on-premises and off-premises locations, and identify cases referred to juvenile court. Alabama MADD will implement the 'Protecting You/Protecting Me' and the 'Power of Parents: It's Your Influence' programs targeting youth under age 21, and the roll call briefings for law enforcement officers. Alabama SADD will provide the State's conference for SADD chapters, provide campaign-related assistance to 200 local chapters in three regions to assess current/develop future activities, and conduct Statewide campaigns and leadership meetings to assess activities and develop programs targeting destructive decisions. Achievement of goals and objectives will be measured by the number of youth coming into contact with the justice system due to underage drinking.