Implementing Policy Change: The Role of Enforcement

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Learn how consistent and visible policy enforcement has impacted underage drinking in Oklahoma.

Prevention professionals in Oklahoma used enforcement strategies to target hosts who allow underage drinking. In order for policies to serve as effective deterrents, they must be visible, accompanied by significant penalties, and consistently enforced. In this video, Jessica Hawkins, Director of Prevention Services for Oklahoma's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, describes how Oklahoma enforced legislation that strengthened penalties for hosts.

Last Updated: 09/24/2015