Principal Investigator: Karen Friend
(4/1/2010 - 5/31/2013) Proposal Abstract
To fulfill the obligations of this contract, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) will serve as a subcontractor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving - Rhode Island (MADD - RI). PIRE will provide training, technical assistance, and evaluation to MADD - RI and their partners in the service of their Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) public education and media campaign. More specifically, PIRE will dedicate technical assistance, development of training resources and evaluation services to the following TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: --Assist in the development of content for a State website and corresponding resource document on underage drinking to include state laws, best practice information and links to national and local websites --Provide evaluation services to MADD EUDL trainings --Provide research comparison via grid template to compare similarities and differences between specific laws targeting underage drinking. EUDL sub-committees will provide 3-6 specific laws of interest. ie: minor book laws, RBS, alcohol procurement by parents for children which permits their child to be served in a alcohol licenses establishment. PIRE will produce the following DELIVERABLES: --Provide MADD with sufficient start-up content for the purpose of establishing a statewide website on underage drinking --Research state and local laws as they relate to underage drinking. Develop and produce a comprehensive resource document that MADD can re-produce in print or electronically --Produce, disseminate, and provide an analysis of two evaluation tools. One would evaluate the learned outcome of MADD's youth coalition training (Jan. 2010) and the second would be for EUDL's annual law enforcement training. Goals and objectives would be developed within sub-committee structure and presented to PIRE. --Develop new law enforcement agency reporting document that can used online. The document will reflect all law enforcement efforts supported with local law enforcement dollars, as well as, EUDL funds. The report document should mirror data compiled for statewide DCTAT reporting. --Produce and analyze survey document that will support law enforcement agencies as they conduct a RBS compliance check for all Class B and C liquor licensed establishments. The survey will establish that licensees are in compliance with state mandates that all employees serving alcohol should have approved certification documents available on licensed premises.