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 California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the Designated State Agency for EUDL, is vested with the exclusive authority to license and regulate businesses and persons engaged in manufacturing, importation, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages in California. California will utilize its FY 2011 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grant funds to reduce youth access to alcoholic beverages with a focus on high school students. A key element to this grant will be in contacting various high school resource officers for information that involves where they suspect their particular student body population is obtaining alcoholic beverages. An array of enforcement strategies will be utilized during this grant at locations and events where underage purchases and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are suspected. These strategies will consist of general alcohol enforcement, Stake-Out-Stores Investigations, Minor Decoy Programs and Shoulder Tap Operations. Decoys for these operations will be recruited from communities and local high schools throughout the state. Violators will be encouraged to attend educational training classes. Statistical data will be maintained to determine if policy regarding training to non-profit organizations for community events will be mandatory. ABC also plans to re-release an OJJDP-funded public service announcement that emphasizes the consequences minors face when they attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. The re-release is to occur as part of a high impact campaign period such as Red Ribbon Week or during a major holiday. NCA/NCF