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.
Virginia has implemented a comprehensive underage drinking prevention program designed to help community organization, colleges, law enforcement, schools and retailers find ways of preventing those under 21 from having access to alcohol with enforcement projects, such as the Underage Buyer (UB) program and Targeted Enforcement, allows us to monitor and prosecute retailers and other persons who supply alcohol to youth, while also focusing on those program areas generated through complaints, grants programs for universities, community organizations, and local and rural law enforcement agencies to conduct educational and enforcement programs targeting people of all ages. Other activities include licensee programs such as RSVP (Responsible Sellers / Servers: Virginia's Program) and MART (Manager Alcohol Responsibility Training) to provide information on Virginia's alcohol laws to sellers and servers of alcohol; and to provide the opportunity to learn more about how to form community coalitions, evaluate underage drinking programs, and conduct proper party dispersal techniques.