|Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws|
|The Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program supports and enhances efforts by states and local jurisdictions to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. (Minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.)|
|Congress appropriated $25 million annually to OJJDP for its EUDL program from FY 1998 through FY 2007. EUDL funds are available through block grants and discretionary grants:
- Block Grants: Although the annual allocations have been $25 million, block grants have varied: $360,000 in FYs 1998–2000 and 2002, $359,208 in FY 2001, $357,660 in FY 2003, $356,211 in FY 2004, and $350,000 in FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007.
- Discretionary Grants: From 1998-2002, the agency designated in each state to implement EUDL efforts has been invited to compete for up to $400,000 of EUDL discretionary funding to implement local programs over a grant period of 24 months. In 2003, the same agencies were invited to compete for up to $960,000 of EUDL discretionary funding to implement local programs over a grant period of 36 months that would be evaluated with a community trials design. In 2004 and 2005, the same agencies were invited to compete for up to $1,050,000 of EUDL discretionary funding to implement rural community based programs over a grant period of 36 months and be evaluated by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). In FY 2006, OJJDP awarded four states funds to support partnerships between select communities and Air Force bases to reduce underage drinking. In FY 2007, the same four states were awarded supplemental funding to complete the demonstration partnership between the elected communities and Air Force bases.
|FY 2012 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws
Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program|
|Wake Forest University's School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, is conducting a national evaluation to determine which state and local program activities EUDL supports and to assess EUDL's impact in local communities. In addition, for FY 2003 programming supported by EUDL discretionary funds, the University is utilizing a community trials design to evaluate the community-based efforts.
In FY 2004, OJJDP initiated the EUDL Discretionary Grant Program: Rural Communities Initiative that addresses underage drinking problems most prevalent in rural communities (e.g., impaired driving, social availability). This initiative resulted from new collaboration between OJJDP and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). NIAAA-funded researchers are conducting local evaluations for each State funded by the FY 2004 and FY 2005 grants. A total of seven states and their twenty-five selected rural communities are participating in this demonstration and evaluation effort.
In FY 2006, OJJDP initiated the EUDL Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking, a demonstration partnership between selected communities and five Air Force bases in four states. Again, NIAAA-funded researchers are conducting local and base evaluations for each state funded with EUDL discretionary awards in FY 2006 and supplemented in FY 2007.
|Training and Technical Assistance||Top |
|The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation's (PIRE's) Center for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws equips states and communities with practical, research-based tools to help them focus their efforts on prevention, intervention, and enforcement issues related to the retail and social availability of alcohol to minors, possession of alcohol by minors, and drinking and driving by minors. PIRE’s tools are designed to help raise awareness of alcohol use by minors, change community environments, and protect young people from the dangers of underage drinking. The Center provides a wide range of services, including training events, technical assistance, products and materials, and an annual leadership conference. Additional information, such as a list of EUDL State Coordinators, is available on the Center’s Web site |
|National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism|
5635 Fishers Lane
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
http://www.niaaa.nih.govWake Forest University School of Medicine
The Bowman Gray Campus
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
|Training and Technical Assistance Contact(s)|
|Center for Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws|
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
11710 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300
Calverton, MD 20705
|Community Supervision of Underage Drinking Offenders|
Bulletin, October 2012. This bulletin provides a theoretical overview on which to base policies, procedures, and practices to help professionals effectively supervise underage drinkers in the community. The authors describe the goals and principles successful communities use to guide their approach to underage drinking, discuss laws related to alcohol use and the rights of underage drinkers, and highlight the legal issues that professionals who work with these youth may encounter. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s underage drinking bulletin series, which highlights the dangers of underage drinking and provides guidelines for communities developing treatment and prevention programs. 12 pages. NCJ 237147.
AbstractEffects and Consequences of Underage Drinking
Bulletin, September 2012. This bulletin presents findings from a literature review that investigated the effects of how underage drinking on youth’s physical, emotional, and neurological health. It also discusses the personal, legal, and economic consequences of underage drinking. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s underage drinking bulletin series, which provides guidelines for communities developing treatment and prevention programs. 12 pages. NCJ 237145.
AbstractEnforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program
Fact Sheet, May 1999. Describes OJJDP's Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws program, a $50 million program of block grants, discretionary programs, and training and technical assistance. 2 pages. FS 99107.
AbstractEnforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program
Fact Sheet: In Focus, October 2009. Provides an overview of OJJDP’s Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws program, which supports and enhances efforts by States and local jurisdictions to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. 4 pages. NCJ 227469.
AbstractReducing Drinking Among Underage Air Force Members in Five Communities
Bulletin, August 2011. Describes the early findings of an evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) initiative in five Air Force communities. 12 pages. NCJ 232616.
AbstractUnderage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
Bulletin, October 2012. Guidelines based on evidence-based practices help direct the roles of community supervision professionals who work with underage drinkers. This bulletin offers such 10 such guidelines to help professionals develop a plan for screening youth, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s underage drinking bulletin series, which highlights the dangers of underage drinking and offers guidance to communities developing treatment and prevention programs. 16 pages. NCJ 237231.
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