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 primary goals of the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) FFY 2010 EUDL project are to support innovative programs that prevent and combat underage drinking, support youth/statewide task forces, and fund public advertising campaigns. In support of these goals, DJJ intends that it will: 1) fund an investigator position within the Alcohol Beverage Control Board to perform compliance checks and shoulder taps, 2) support certification of DJJ staff as substance abuse counselors to work with juveniles in the JJ system who have or may have substance abuse issues, 3) award sub-grants to agencies that provide training and supervision to youth to get the message out against underage drinking, and 4) support targeted prevention and intervention activities in rural areas of the State.