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Illinois Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program

Award Information

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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 Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) will focus on the reduction of sale, purchase, accessibility and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. Support will be given to institutions of higher education and law enforcement agencies to deliver evidence-based enforcement strategies. Enforcement activities supported through this grant may include: compliance checks, youth-focused DWI enforcement, saturation patrols, party dispersal and false ID checks.
Program objectives will be addressed through the following strategies: evidence-based enforcement operations; law enforcement officials training addressing evidence-based enforcement operations; and mini-grants for colleges/universities to engage in the delivery of evidence-based strategies. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 4, 2011