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ERIC Number: ED543064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
A Practical Guide to Preventing and Dispersing Underage Drinking Parties
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
This guide describes the role of enforcement and community organizations or groups in preventing underage drinking parties and how to safely disperse them. It describes the problem of underage drinking, in general, and youth-drinking parties in particular. It provides step-by-step information on how to address underage drinking parties and how to use enforcement campaigns to bring about changes in community norms concerning underage drinking and parties. State and local enforcement agencies, policymakers, and concerned citizens can use this guide to: (1) gain an understanding of the issues related to underage drinking; (2) motivate policymakers, communities, and law enforcement agencies to place greater emphasis on underage drinking and preventing and controlling parties; (3) learn the operational steps that should be taken to prevent and disperse underage parties; (4) identify barriers to addressing underage parties in their communities; and (5) learn about strategies to overcome these barriers. (Contains 1 footnote and 6 resources.) [This guide was originally published in April 2000, revised in October 2005, and was reviewed and reformatted in 2011.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Authoring Institution: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)