Underage Access

REDUCING UNDERAGE ACCESS
TO ALCOHOL

 

ALCOHOL CONTROL POLICIES

The links below lead to descriptions of alcohol control policies to reduce youth access to alcohol from both social and commercial sources.

 

Policies to Reduce Social Access to Alcohol:

Click here for pdf summarizing these alcohol policies:

  • Beer keg registration
  • Alcohol restrictions on public property
  • Alcohol restrictions at community events
  • Social host liability

 

Policies to Reduce Commercial Access to Alcohol

Click here for pdf summarizing these alcohol policies:

  • Compliance checks
  • Administrative penalties
  • Minimum-age-of-seller
  • Checking age identification
  • Alcohol home delivery restrictions
  • Responsible beverage service training

Contributors: Traci Toomey, Kathleen Lenk, Alexander Wagenaar, John Gehan, Judy Meath, Becky Mitchell, Lara Pratt, Catherine Rothstein, Sara Veblen-Mortenson

 

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECK MANUAL

Research indicates that while many alcohol establishments act responsibly in refusing sales to underage buyers, a significant number of establishments continue to sell to people under the legal drinking age of 21.

We developed a user-friendly manual designed for public officials, law enforcement officers, and alcohol-regulation agents as a practical guide for developing and implementing a compliance check system for establishments that sell or serve alcohol.

Download here (.docx).

 

COMMUNITIES MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE ON ALCOHOL (CMCA)

CMCA is a community organizing effort designed to change policies and practices of major community institutions in ways that reduce access to alcohol by teenagers. See the links below for:

Brief summary of the program (.pdf)
FAQ (.pdf)
Strategy Team Survey (.pdf)
Buyer Form (.pdf)