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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Create clear communications and campaign messages that support zero tolerance of underage drinking and coordinate with your policy and enforcement activities to create synergy to deter illegal behaviors. Example campaign messages from South Carolina and Illinois campuses that were coordinated with enforcement operations during their EUDL College Discretionary work is posted on the UDETC Web site under State Resources/College Resources at http://www.udetc.org/stateresources.asp?id=8