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 State of Idaho continues to employ a comprehensive approach, including research-based strategies to reduce youth access to alcohol, the opportunities for youth to drink, and the demand among youth for alcoholic beverages. Enforcement, education, and task force activities will occur throughout Idaho, implemented through a diverse partnership of State and local agencies and coalitions. The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC), in partnership with the Office of Drug Policy (ODP), is the designated agency to administer the program. The task force activities have been incorporated into the ODP Strategic Prevention Planning Committee. The EUDL funding will support local law enforcement and community coalition efforts. Law Enforcement agencies will undertake special campaigns to reduce youth access to alcohol while community coalitions engage in prevention activities through community-based programs, media campaigns, or other evidence-based approaches. Funding will also be directed to the Idaho State Police Bureau of Alcohol Beverage Control to conduct training and compliance operations, the Idaho Regional Alcohol and Drug Awareness Resource (RADAR) Network Center will provide educational videos and materials on underage drinking for students and the public, and the Idaho College Health Coalition to address underage drinking on Idaho campuses.
The EUDL program focuses enforcement and prevention efforts at youth under the age of 21, their parents, and other adults. Idaho will continue using data sources such as the School Climate Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, and other archival data to monitor outcomes. A State epidemiological outcomes workgroup is developing standard measures that will also be used to monitor EUDL impacts.