Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, has joined the Alaska Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking. This committee is comprised of 12 state-wide agencies and association representatives and recently released the State of Alaska Plan to Reduce & Prevent Underage Drinking.
The plan employs a variety of strategies to address the issue of underage drinking including dissemination of information, education, providing alternative activities, community-based processes, and environmental approaches. A major goal is to develop community responses to underage drinking that are coordinated at the state level. Pilot projects are scheduled to begin in Yakutat and in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough once community assessments have been completed.