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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In 2008, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded an Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (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. The initiative encouraged universities and colleges to seek innovative partnerships between campus and community enforcement, student groups, college administrations and departments, community and neighborhood organizations, coalitions, businesses, faith-based organizations, and others. It also encouraged them to plan and engage in evidenced-based activities to inform institutional policies and enforcement to reduce the consumption culture. To learn about the achievements of these intervention campuses and communities, visit http://www.udetc.org/documents/College_onepager.pdf.