Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $790,080)
OJJDP's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Implementation Initiative seeks to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverages to and the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons who are younger than 21 years old through assessment, strategic planning, and program implementation. The initiative will provide funds to governor-designated state agencies that win the competition to implement research-based and promising practices to enforce underage drinking laws and prevent underage persons from consuming alcohol. The EUDL Program is authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117).
This grant will support activities to reduce the occurrence of juvenile parties where alcohol plays a large role in private homes, hotels, and other venues, and the factors facilitating the occurrence of these parties. Those factors include access to alcohol through illegal sales, adults providing, and insufficient law enforcement and juvenile justice system response. The focus of the assessment and strategic planning phases should emphasize achieving the following target outcomes within a three year grant period, thereby impacting the required performance measures, all associated with juvenile alcohol-related harm reduction: 1) increase the number of citations for juvenile alcohol status offenses issued by the law enforcement agency by 20%; 2) ehance the Juvenile Justice System response to underage drinking offenders to increase the number of youth receiving effective intervention services by 20%; and 3) improve the law enforcement agency and criminal justice response at the state and local level to adults facilitating youth access to alcohol through business and social source as exhibited in an increase in the number of adult citations for providing alcohol to minors, and the number of those citations making it into court by 20%. CA/NCF