skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 249572 Find in a Library
Title: Strategies for Reducing Third-Party Transactions of Alcohol to Underage Youth
Author(s): Amy Powell; Mark Willingham
Corporate Author: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
United States of America
Date Published: April 2012
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Beltsville, MD 20705-3102
Grant Number: 2009-AH-FX-K001
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: Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In examining youth access to alcoholic beverages through third-party transactions, this document discusses what constitutes a third-party transaction, how and where these transactions occur, and enforcement strategies for deterring and reducing the availability of alcohol to underage drinkers through adult providers.
Abstract: Youth report that their most common sources for the alcoholic beverages they drink are individuals older than age 21. Enforcement related to these third-party transferences of alcohol warrant a high priority. There are laws, statutes, ordinances, and other enforcement tools that address third-party transferences of alcohol to underage youth. These provide the authority for criminal justice agencies to design and implement strategies that prevent and detect third-party alcohol transferences to underage youth, as well as hold accountable the responsible third parties. This guide presents an overview of related issues, enforcement techniques, and examples from communities that can be valuable resources in deterring and reducing third-party sales in a community. This guide also discusses barriers to enforcement and suggests approaches to overcoming them. In addition, strategies are suggested for working with the media to deter third-party alcohol transactions and to create and demonstrate community support. 12 references and a listing of resource web sites and other enforcement operations guides in this series
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; Community Involvement (juvenile delinquency prevention); Crime specific countermeasures; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP Resources; Police community relations; Police policies and procedures; Underage Drinking; Underage Drinking Programs
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.