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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Neighborhood 'party patrols', tailored to address unruly parties hosted by young adults in residential areas, can be an effective tool in reducing problems associated with these gatherings; however, implementing them requires thoughtful planning and cooperation between community members; college administrators; and the State, local, or county law enforcement agencies for the areas surrounding a campus. To learn more, visit