Success Stories

Success Stories

A Success Story is a one page document submitted by a State, community or agency, highlighting an accomplished environmental prevention strategy limiting the access of alcohol to underage youth. Examples of a success story include efforts such as compliance checks showing a consistent trend in diminishing non-compliance rates, mandatory server training and keg registration legislation passage or other innovative approaches which support the prevention of underage drinking with successful results/outcomes.

See what communities are doing as part of the OJJDP Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws program. After selecting a topic, year or state, click on a state to read their Success Story. To submit a Success Story, click here.

School Efforts Miscellaneous Agency Collaboration Efforts
Enforcement Efforts Media Advocacy Efforts Policy Changes

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Success Story Submission Request

The Enforcing Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center would

like to invite you to submit a success story request to be featured

in a future document highlighting environmental prevention strategies

in limiting the access of alcohol to underage youth. Upon publication,

the document will be made available on our website at,

distributed across the United States to nearly 7,000 people in our

database, and will receive national recognition in a variety of


In order to qualify as a success story, the following criterion

must be met:

1. A policy change has been implemented that directly relates to

underage drinking (state law, local ordinance, school policy, or

institutional policy change) such as keg registration


2. Efforts that show a measurable decrease in underage drinking

or access to alcohol such as compliance checks conducted by enforcement

showing a consistent trend in diminishing non-compliance rates,

thus limiting the access of alcohol to underage youth from retail

outlets or other innovative approaches.


3. Innovative strategies that show collaborative efforts in reducing underage drinking such as agency partnerships or use of creative technologies that result in a steady decline in access of alcohol to underage youth.

You may submit your requests to the Center with a detailed narrative

of the proposed success story via email or regular mail. Please

include supporting documents, data, and contact information. The

Center will contact you to further investigate the submission for

qualification and development. The contact information for the Center

is as follows:

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center

11720 Beltsville Dr, Suite 900

Calverton, MD 20705-3111

877-335-1287 toll free

[email protected] email

We look forward to hearing about the successful and innovative

strategies you and your communities are utilizing to create a safe

and healthy environment for all.

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