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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Parental notification of alcohol-related violations is a promising practice for reducing recidivism (i.e., repeat violations) of alcohol-related offenses by college and university students. To learn more about one campus's implementation of this promising practice, visit http://www.udetc.org/documents/success_stories/TX0504.pdf