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NCJ Number: 250492 Find in a Library
Title: Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Program, Identifying Effective Environmental Strategies: Final Technical Report
Corporate Author: ICF, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: ICF, Inc
Washington, DC 20036
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-AH-FX-0003
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings and methodology of an evaluation of block-grant programs established under the Federal Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) program, which focused on strengthening community collaboration between agencies to leverage shared resources and indirectly limit underage drinking and associated health consequences.
Abstract: The EUDL program emphasized environmental strategies for countering underage drinking. These strategies focus on changing the context associated with underage drinking behavior rather than changing the behaviors of individual drinkers. The three principles of such an approach are media efforts; community-level collaboration in identifying, developing, and implementing environmental strategies; and an emphasis on limiting access to alcoholic beverages. Some common intervention activities that apply these principles are outlined in this report. The evaluation of EUDL programs consistently found that areas with more active coalitions and those with multiple strategies had more alcohol-related campus incidents. Although this was not hypothesized by the evaluation, the evaluators speculate that areas with more active coalitions may have raised awareness and increased patrols, which resulted in higher incident reporting; however, campus-related alcohol incidents were significantly lower in areas where educational activities were the focus of grantees‘ efforts, even when controlling for demographics. Traffic fatalities that involved minors under the influence of alcohol were significantly lower for those grantees that built coalitions with law enforcement agencies. Two data sources were used in the analysis: 1) the Campus Safety and Security Survey, which provides information from higher education institutions on liquor law violations on their campuses and in surrounding areas, and 2) the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, which provides data on automobile crashes, including whether the crash was alcohol-related and vehicle and driver characteristics. 14 tables, 14 references, and appended supplementary information on performance measures and grantee programs
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Campus alcohol abuse; Campus Safety; Campus Security; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Interagency cooperation; OJJDP final report; OJJDP Resources; Underage Drinking; Underage Drinking Programs
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