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Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program

Award Information

Award #
2011-AH-FX-0011
Location
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$359,639

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $300,000)

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 Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission plans to continue funding programs instituted in 2010 including the "Be 18 or Be Gone" program with the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs, that conducts compliance checks throughout the territory; the "Party Sober" campaign with Alpha Broadcasting Channel 8, which focuses on underage drinking during the Christmas season; and the EUDL Task Force, which includes representatives from law enforcement, the media, faith-based organizations and non-profit organizations and is active in educating merchants on the consequences of selling alcohol to minors and the effects of underage drinking. The "Make Your Own Commercial on Underage Drinking" contest will again be offered to sixth to twelfth grade students. The Virgin Island also plans to fund new and innovative programming for enforcing territorial underage drinking laws. NCA/NCF

OJJDP's State and Community Development Awards program was established to provide grants and cooperative agreements to organizations that OJJDP has selected for funds in prior years. This program has been authorized by an Act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice.

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 Virgin Islands Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) plans to continue supporting and heighten enforcement of underage drinking laws and reduce the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and the purchase and consumption of alcohol beverages by minors. The focus will be continuous merchant compliance checks along with territory wide compliance checks. LEPC will also award one organization funding to educate the youths about the effects and consequences of underage drinking, training in intervention and enforcement.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 11, 2011