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OJJDP FY 09 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Discretionary Program Training and Technical Assistance

Principal Investigator: Johnnetta Davis-Joyce
Sponsor: Dept. of Justince
(11/1/2009 - 9/30/2014)

Proposal Abstract
The Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will support the OJJDP Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Program by providing increasingly effective training, technical assistance, and information sharing. The project will serve EUDL block grantees and Federal, State/Territory, and local agencies focusing on enforcement of underage drinking laws. Using experienced staff and consultants, PIRE will also serve parents, educators, criminal justice and health professionals, policymakers and youth, educating whole communities to better execute evidence-based enforcement and environmental strategies. A range of activities will include a 24-hour call center, a resource Web site, trainings for law enforcement, a National Conference and Leadership Institute, onsite strategic technical assistance, a webinar series, and four distance learning modules. PIRE will also distribute relevant research and programmatic best practices in print and electronic formats. PIRE uses a comprehensive database to document all GPRA-related training and technical assistance services provided and performs quarterly assessments of project impact toward building evidence-based practices and improved outcomes among EUDL grantees. In this way, PIRE supports EUDL objectives through quantitative and qualitative outcomes measurement, such as pre- and post-test knowledge gains for training and satisfaction surveys of technical assistance.