Bureau of Community-Based & Primary Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description


Local law enforcement, college campuses, alcohol retailers, college-age youth, high school age youth.


To enhance and expand statewide infrastructure activities that support local communities in addressing and reducing underage drinking.


Local law enforcement operations are enhanced by providing additional manpower aimed at enforcing underage drinking laws. The enforcement operations focus on consumption/possession of alcohol by minors, sale of alcohol by minors and forged identification cards.

A 40-hour Certified Alcohol Enforcement Training, Two-day Alcohol Enforcement Training and four- hour compliance check training is delivered in various locations throughout the state to local law enforcement and interested community members. The trainings focus on using best practice strategies during alcohol enforcement operations and certifies officers to be in compliance with State compliance check training law.

Delivery Method

Enforcement Efforts: Compliance checks conducted, bar ID checks, enforcing alcohol-related violations resulting from fraternity, sorority and tailgate parties, and deploying patrols during special events.

Program Data

Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program Data
Performance Indicators SFY06
Grant Amount (Numbers in 000's) $512.60
Number of Grantees 6
Number Served 0

Program Effectiveness

  • The Chicago Police Department has increased the percent of liquor license holders who have not sold alcohol to a minor.
  • The Illinois State Police have increased the number of compliance checks conducted, DUI saturation patrols and party patrols.
  • The Illinois Higher Education Center increased the number of college campuses implementing best practice strategies to reduce underage drinking.