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1 Brenda Amodei Northeast Regional Team CAPT Associate

2 2 Introduction to Connect Pro Welcome to this Connect Pro Virtual Meeting. We will be using the following windows: –PowerPoint Window –Attendee List –Chat –Note We will also use the “Raise your Hand” feature.

3 3 Introduction to Connect Pro Two Ways to Ask Questions 1. In Writing: –Write question in Chat window –Press “Enter” –Only the moderator will see your question

4 4 Introduction to Connect Pro 2. By Raising Your Hand: Raise your hand by clicking You will see your status change in attendees list Un-mute your phone (press * #) when called on Remember to mute your phone again once you have finished speaking Lower your hand by again clicking

5 5 Welcome & Virtual Roll Call We will use the hand raise feature for a virtual roll call Raise your hand to signal your presence when your affiliation (PRC or OASAS) is named: –Central –Finger Lakes –Mid-Hudson –NY City –Suffolk –Western –OASAS staff 5

6 6 Objectives At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to: –Provide a description of policy strategies –Identify the advantages of policy strategies –Describe different types of policy strategies appropriate for Prevention First-NY! grantee communities

7 7 What is a Policy? Policies are formalized rules, regulations, and procedures—usually written—that establish standards for behavior.

8 8 Examples A mother tells her son that, for the upcoming school year, he is not allowed to stay out later than 11:00 p.m. on a school night or he will lose permission to use the family car. The Parish Council of a local church resolves not to serve alcohol at church-related and community events. People who violate the policy forfeit their event deposit. A community passes an ordinance mandating that entertainment venues require all staff to attend a responsible beverage server training as a condition of licensing.

9 9 Advantages of Policies Policies have far-reaching effects. Policies can reinforce programs directed at individuals. Policies can be relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain.

10 10 Categories of Policies Economic Reduced access and availability Location and density Deterrence Restricted use Limited marketing of products

11 11 Economic Policies Pricing policies are the most common and successful economic policies. Another way to increase cost is by attaching a special tax to the item, sometimes called a “sin” tax.

12 12 Restricting Access and Availability Policies that reduce access or availability are believed to decrease use of alcohol. Responsible beverage service policies require servers and sellers of alcohol to be trained to check identification. Social host policies prohibit adults from allowing underage persons to consume alcohol on a premise under their control, even if they do not supply the alcohol.

13 13 Location and Density Decreasing the number of outlets, or their density, makes consumption of alcohol less convenient, leading to reduced levels of consumption.

14 14 Location and Density Local communities have substantial power to create zoning laws that determine where alcohol outlets are allowed to set up shop and how close they are allowed to be to one another. Restrictions can be written into zoning ordinances that require outlets to be spaced a certain distance apart, keep bars and alcohol outlets out of certain locations (e.g., residential areas or near schools), and limit the hours of operation during which alcohol can be sold.

15 15 Deterrence Deterrence policies set standards or establish parameters for appropriate behavior. These can include: Meaningful penalties for minors who possess alcohol Standardized/consistent penalties for retailer violations Keg registration requires liquor stores to record the name of the purchaser. This record can be used as evidence to hold the purchaser responsible if the keg is shared with underage persons (sanctions for third parties).

16 16 Restricting Use & Limits on Marketing Restricting Use –Prohibit citizens from drinking in public places Limits on Marketing of Alcohol Products –Create zoning regulations to limit the number of alcohol billboards –Create policy to limit or eliminate alcohol advertisements at publicly-supported sports venues.

17 17 Selecting Policies for Your Community Consider the conceptual fit with the risk factors in your logic model. Consider the practical fit with the resources and readiness of the community.

18 18 Assessing Community Readiness Determine the existing community norms. Review available data on the problem. Research the existing policies. Explore what policies have been attempted in the past. Conduct focus groups and key informant interviews. Identify allies and opponents.

19 19 What Class of Policy Will Work Best? Local ordinance Rules and regulations Voluntary policies

20 20 Ordinances Ordinances are statutes (laws) passed by a town, city, or county government. –Ordinances govern matters not already covered by State or Federal laws, such as zoning, safety, and building regulations. Ordinances tend to have a little more power than regulations and tend to be a little broader in scope, but they also involve more work (since passing them involves the buy-in of more people).

21 21 Regulations Regulations are a type of “delegated legislation” promulgated by a State, Federal, or local administrative agency (e.g., Board of Health, Licensing Commission) given authority to do so by the legislature. Regulations tend to be very specific in nature. Regulations are often referred to as “rules” or simply “administrative law.”

22 22 Voluntary Policies Work with retailers or parents to voluntarily implement model policies in their businesses and homes. Ask for identification of anyone who appears to be under the age of 30. Post signs that state the ID policy. Adopt a family policy that sets clear expectations for behavior. Establish “safe home” policies to maximize parental monitoring.

23 23 Questions? Creating Community Change Classes of Policies Assessing Readiness Types of Policies

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