College onepager photoOJJDP Development Grants to Colleges Yield Improvement in Underage Drinking Enforcement

Nowhere in America are the effects of heavy episodic drinking more in evidence than at colleges and universities. Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) and preserving the lives those laws are designed to protect can be challenging in college communities. Beginning in 2008, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded a EUDL College Discretionary Initiative to support and focus the efforts of colleges and their surrounding communities to reduce alcohol beverage availability and consumption by underage college students.

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Tailgating enforcement supported by clear and well communicated alcohol policies and zero tolerance messaging can change the game day experience to one that is enjoyed by all. To learn about how one college reduced their alcohol-related violations by over 50% within three years, visit http://www.udetc.org/documents/success_stories/NV0811.pdf.