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1 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Update & Drug Free Coalition Annual Report Presented to Board of County Commissioners January 27, 2009

2 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Update Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Update Mayor Richard T. Crotty, Orange County President John Hitt, University of Central Florida

3 Presentation Outline  Mission  Scope of the Problem  Goals  Structure  Key Subcommittee Recommendations  Implementation Committee Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

4 Mission Statement Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report The Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force will clearly define the magnitude of underage drinking and high-risk drinking in the community, educate and engage the community stakeholders (e.g. parents, retailers, educators) and provide viable solutions that will reduce and prevent harms related to underage drinking.

5 Underage Drinking: The Scope of the Problem  Alcohol is the most widely abused drug by teens and young adults  Underage alcohol use linked to poor academic performance  Underage alcohol use linked to injuries, sexual assault and fatalities  Alcohol is relatively easy to obtain by teens and young underage adults Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

6 It Takes a Community to Raise Awareness Task Force Goals:  Reduce Underage Alcohol Demand  Reduce Underage Alcohol Access  Data Management  Implementation Plan Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

7 Task Force Structure  25 Member Task Force met for past seven months  Four Subcommittees Alcohol Education & Prevention Access to Alcohol Enforcement Retailer Responsibility  National, State and Local Presenters William DeJong, PhD, Boston University Major Mark Willingham, Alcohol Solutions, Inc. Virginia Dodd, PhD, University of Florida Judge Jerri Collins, Eighteen Judicial Circuit Roger Casey, PhD, Rollins College Michael Dunn, PhD, University of Central Florida Tom Hall, LCSW, University of Central Florida Captain Mark Bong, MA, Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Carol Burkett, Dir., Orange County Public Safety Mosi Bayo, MS, Orange County Victim Services Center Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

8 Key Subcommittee Recommendations Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

9 Alcohol Prevention & Education  Focus Areas Secondary Education Higher Education Parents Recommendation:  Increase middle & high school students’ exposure to health-affirming print & electronic media  College campus messages will focus on “I Drink Less Than You Think.”  Community messages focusing on positive contributions of students  Parent Education (Web-based print and electronic media) Funding Requested: $75,000 In-Kind Funding: $25,000 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

10 Recommendations Recommendation:  Hire three Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Specialists to coordinate and implement ATOD prevention and early intervention programs (selected 4-9 th grades)  ATOD Prevention Specialists provide direct support and/or counseling for high risk students and their families (grades 6 through 9)  ATOD Prevention Specialists provide ATOD prevention parenting programs for parents of middle and high school students  Create and distribute alcohol & drug prevention Newspaper in Education Federal Grant Funding: $1.2M Orange County Public Schools Safe School/Health Students Grant Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

11 Access to Alcohol  Focus Areas Parents Retailers Social Liability Alcohol-Related Data Recommendation:  Develop and maintain central database for law enforcement related to underage and problem drinking  Add last drink served question to all DUI tickets  Develop and maintain a central database for Orange County critical care providers Funding Requested : $80,000 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

12 Enforcement  Focus Areas Vendor Compliance Checks House Parties Responsible Vendor Training Local Ordinances Recommendations:  Increase number of coordinated, multi-agency, vendor compliance check details  Develop local ordinances related to “breach of peace” violations and repeated underage alcohol sales and service  Conduct compliance checks to ensure operators of “party buses” comply with state and local laws  Draft proposed county ordinance that limits hours of operation for vendors who repeatedly are in violation of selling alcohol to underage Funding Requested: $25,000 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

13 Retailer Responsibility  Focus Areas Responsible Hospitality Vendor Training Programs High-Risk Drink Promotions Recommendation:  Establish a Responsible Retailers (RR) Forum- RR Forum designed to: Acquaint community & media with problem of underage and youthful abusive drinking Spur participation and buy-in from variety of potential partners and members of coalition Develop infrastructure that provides necessary resources to help retailers comply with law Grant Funding: $50,000 Orange County Substance Abuse Response Guide Orange County Federal Drug Free Communities Project Grant Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

14 Funding Grant/In-Kind Funding:$1,528,500 Requested Funding:$ 196,600 Grand Total:$1,725,100

15 Implementation Committee “ONE VOICE” ONE VOICE Implementation Committee  18 Task Force and Subcommittee Committee Members  Co-Chaired by Carol Burkett & Tom Hall  Committee Goals: Meet monthly to develop and implement strategic action plan Establish timelines Finalize grant funding/New Grant Opportunities Provide quarterly status reports and annual presentations Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

16 Implementation Committee “ONE VOICE”  ONE VOICE Committee held first meeting Jan 12 th  Review of Implementation Timeline City of Winter Park Alcohol Ordinances – 1st Reading Approved by City Commission Relating to Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance  Extended Hours Of Permit to sell alcohol past 11:00 pm  Three violations within three month period for selling alcoholic beverages to underage youth Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

17 Implementation Committee “ONE VOICE”  Illegal Open House Party Ordinance Owner’s and landlords held responsible for illegal open house parties – underage alcohol consumption or use of illegal controlled substances First Violation – Written Notice Second Violation - $1,000 Fine Third Violation - $2,000 Fine  Prevention – Alcohol Media Literacy Forums Parent and Community Forums with Dr. Peter DeBendettitis: leading expert on media education and prevention on underage and binge drinking (March 2009) Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report

18 Implementation Committee “ONE VOICE”  Collection of ED Alcohol-Related Data Several meetings with local hospitals to develop data criteria Similar format to DAWN Reporting for ED Trends and patterns of alcohol, prescription drugs & illicit drug use Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Report 9 Month Period – 2,000 Emergency Department Alcohol-Related Visits (under 21 years of age) Cost: $4M ($3M not reimbursable)

19 Orange County Drug Free Coalition Annual Report Orange County Drug Free Coalition Annual Report

20 Presentation Outline Mission Statement Organizational Chart Strategic Goals Drug Trends Accomplishments Grants Budget Ongoing Initiatives

21 Mission Statement To identify and utilize the resources within Orange County that institute initiatives that effectively provide education, prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse issues resulting in a thriving Drug Free Community.

22 Organizational Chart Chief Mike McCoy Director of Public Safety Carol Burkett, Director Eileen May, Project Coordinator Ronaa Ali, Administrative Assistant Angelina Sandoval, Intern

23 Drug Free Coalition  Coalition Board comprised of 15 members (Chaired by Mayor Crotty) Law Enforcement Medical Schools Higher Education Faith Business Health Judiciary Prevention Treatment  Nine Working Committees Meet on monthly basis Over 100 volunteers The Worship Center

24 Coalition Committees Working Committees  Education & Media  Family & Neighborhoods  Treatment/Intervention/Recovery  Faith  Drug Free Workplace/Business Community  Law Enforcement/Courts/Corrections  Youth  Higher Education  Addictions & Disabilities

25 Strategic Goals  Prevention – Stopping Use Before It Starts  Enforcement – Aggressively Attacking Unlawful Drug Activity  Treatment/Recovery – Getting Treatment Resources Where They Are Needed

26 Central Florida Drug Threats  Cocaine (powered and crack) – greatest drug threat in Florida  Heroin – high rate of overdoses in 1999; consumption declining  Methamphetamine –reduction in clan labs due to state law restricting precursors  Marijuana – hydroponic “indoor grow” increased  Prescription Drugs – used in combination with other drugs  MDMA (Ecstasy) – club drug prevalent among teens and young adults

27 Drug Threats (Youth/Young Adults)  Alcohol – most widely used drug by adolescents & college students  Marijuana – second most abused drug by teens & college students  Prescription Drugs/OTC – non-medical use on the rise nationally  Inhalants – no change among middle school students

28 Orange County Youth Substance Use (Past 30-Day) 2008 Orange County Florida

29 Prevention Highlights  Underage Drinking Prevention Campaign – 3,000 Licenses  Red Ribbon Celebration – 1,000 Youth  Reach Out Now YMCA Summer Youth Program  National Family Day  Back to School Fair & Family Fun Day

30 Prevention Highlights  Eight Parent & District Community Crime Forums  Understanding Teen Drinking Cultures in America Focus Groups  CADCA Prescription Drugs Focus Group  National Guard Drug Demand Reduction Program – 10,000  Community Outreach – 116 events

31 Enforcement Highlights  Coordinated Drug Enforcement Operation (weeklong detail) – 282 Arrests 1,758 Grams of Cocaine 125 Pounds of Marijuana 42 Grams of Heroin 205 Xanax Pills 51 MDMA 34 Grams Oxycodone 118,000 Cash 43 Guns  Underage Drinking Coordinated Sting Operation 221 Compliance Checks & 28 Arrests  Annual Law Enforcement Conference

32 Treatment Highlights  Adult Drug Court Program Intensive Outpatient, Case Management & Drug Testing 75% Success Rate  Juvenile Family Counselors 65 families attend group sessions quarterly  New Horizons Counselor  380 students served and 40 family sessions  Annual Treatment Conference  Recovery Month Promotion Proclamation Recovery Breakfast Recovery Walk

33  Federal Drug Free Communities Program - $625,000  Federal Adult Drug Court Enhanced Capacity - $900,000  Underage Alcohol Use Lab - $100,000  Substance Abuse Response Guide Grant - $27,000 - $100,000 (Phase III) Drug Free Grants

34 Budget Summary 65% 22% 4% Contracts Prevention/ Education Projects/Events FY08-09 Budget -$1.1M Grants 8%

35 Ongoing Initiatives  Parent & Community Forums focus on underage drinking, marijuana, prescription drugs/OTC  Distribution of the Addictions & Disabilities Resource Guide  Prescription Drug Awareness Campaign  Quarterly Underage Drinking Compliance Checks  Increase number of Drug Free Workplaces

36 Ongoing Initiatives  Methamphetamine Education– 40 presentations in community  Methamphetamine Clan Labs in 2008  43 Meth-related arrests  Methamphetamine Remediation – Orange County Health Department  Statewide Methamphetamine Task Force Member  Meth training video for law enforcement  Requested federal appropriation for Meth prevention, training and remediation - $100,000

37 Orange County Underage Drinking Task Force Update & Drug Free Coalition Annual Report Presented to Board of County Commissioners January 27, 2009


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