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NCJ Number: 176216 Find in a Library
Title: Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program
Author(s): Kay McKinney
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is helping States address the problem of underage drinking through a $50 million program of block grants, discretionary programs, and training and technical assistance.
Abstract: The Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws program provides assistance to States and the District of Columbia for developing comprehensive and coordinated initiatives to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors and to prevent the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. The OJJDP awarded $25 million in fiscal year 1998--$18.36 million in block grants, $5 million in discretionary funds, and $1.64 million for training and technical assistance. Each State and the District of Columbia received a block grant of $360,000 to develop programs to improve the enforcement of underage drinking laws. Public education activities ranged from sponsoring media contests to creating billboard messages. Innovative programs included creating youth task forces to examine community norms and messages young people received and hiring an individual to act as a liaison between young people and communities on the issue of underage drinking. Discretionary funds were awarded to 10 States and Puerto Rico to help communities develop comprehensive approaches to the problem of underage drinking. Four training and technical assistance grants were awarded to the National Association of Governors, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Police Executive Research Forum. A compendium of resources on underage drinking law enforcement developed by the OJJDP is noted.
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse education; Alcohol server responsibility; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Drug abuse education; Drug law enforcement; Drug prevention programs; Drug regulation; Federal programs; Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use
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