Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $360,000)
The goal of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program is to support and enhance State efforts, in cooperation with local jurisdictions, to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages, or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors. For the purpose of the program, minors are defined as individuals under 21 years of age.
Connecticut's 2009 EUDL Program focus on three types of services directed at three target populations. First, law enforcement activities will involve compliance checks or minors-in-stings operations. Second, training for police and youth in conducting these operations and funding for overtime for Liquor Control agents to participate in compliance checks will be measured by collecting and comparing statistics on the percentage change in retail establishments that are found to be in compliance. Additionally, youth leadership in combating underage drinking will be fostered by training and technical assistance to local and college coalitions and measured by collecting the numbers of youth working in coalitions and types of involvement. The third type of service will be a media campaign aimed at parents and other adults with messages on Connecticut's social host law and the impact of alcohol on the developing brain. The media campaign success will be measured by the number of earned media coverage events.