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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Remember to evaluate your prevention efforts so that you can assess whether your efforts are impacting change in the campus and community environments and adjust your efforts as needed to implement evidence-based strategies that produce results. Also share your results with campus officials, public officials, students, parents, and the general public. To learn more about environmental strategies for college and university settings, visit http://www.udetc.org/documents/EnvStratCollege.pdf.