California Alcohol Issues Partnership
CALIFORNIA PREVENTION RESOURCES
LOCAL JURISDICTION TOOLS
or underage house parties:
California has demonstrated welcome leadership in tackling alcohol problems in many settings, including higher education. The California State University Board of Trustees adopted a systemwide policy in 2001 with encouragement for individual campuses to appoint prevention coordinators and to form partnerships with prevention stakeholders in their surrounding communities.
A February 2002 Memorandum of Understanding between CSU Chancellor Charles Reed and Maria Contreras-Sweet, California’s then Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing, joined in these efforts the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Office of Traffic Safety. The state has successfully directed Federal funding to CSU and to ABC.
The University of California system signed a similar Memorandum of Understanding with these same state agencies in March 2003 and will now receive additional funds through OTS.
In August 2002, California Governor Gray Davis established a new Interagency Coordinating Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drugs with both the CSU and the University of California as members and ADP director Kathryn Jett as the Council chair. The Council is one part of the state's plan to receive and grant State Incentive Grant funds from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Counties may apply for these funds in support of community prevention partnerships, many likely to include CSU and UC campuses.
The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control engaged the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention to provide assessment services in support of CAIP. The Higher Education Center submitted two reports with findings and recommendations, the first in January 2003 and the second in May 2003.
The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, meanwhile, is supporting the Prevention Research Center at Berkeley, to conduct Safer Colleges and Universities, a longitudinal demonstration research study involving select California higher education campuses.
|OTHER PREVENTION REFERENCES|
|San Diego County College Presidents' Forum|
CSU AOD prevention at a glance:
>First Biennial Report; Attachment A; Attachment B (July 15 - 16, 2003)
>Alcohol Policies and Prevention Committee Final Report (July 10 - 11, 2001)
>Alcohol Policies and Prevention Programs Committee Report (May 15 - 16, 2001)
CSU media releases:
>CSU Sober Driver Initiative (December 18, 2002)
>State/CSU Announce Attack on University Student Alcohol Abuse (December 18, 2002)
>The CSU Receives $2 Million to Combat Student Alcohol Abuse (May 16, 2002)
>Major Pact Signed to Curb Student Alcohol Abuse (February 13, 2002)