APRC Training, Education, and Resources.
Prevention First’s Alcohol Policy Resource Center provides training, education, resources, and tools on evidence-based alcohol policy strategies to municipalities, local officials, law enforcement, and community coalitions focused on underage drinking in communities throughout Illinois.
We help communities reduce underage drinking and alcohol misuse. Our goal is to reduce alcohol use among those who are 12-25 years old in communities throughout Illinois.
Our Technical Assistance.
Technical assistance services are offered to communities and coalitions engaged in alcohol policy work. Our assistance addresses a wide range of issues, including:
- Policy adoption
- Policy enforcement
- Use of the Strategic Prevention Framework
- Promotion of policies or strategies
- Reviewing policies for effectiveness
- Other areas that may address alcohol policy work and initiatives
- Effective implementation of environmental strategies
For more information about technical assistance or the services we offer, please email Jody Heavilin or call 217-836-4290.
Training and Webinars.
We are committed to providing expert-led training and webinars on evidence-based alcohol policies and environmental prevention strategies to local officials, law enforcement, and community coalitions focused on underage drinking. Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board-certified training for law enforcement is available by contacting the APRC.
For upcoming training events and webinars and to view our archived webinars, please visit the APRC Training page.
Resources For You.
In the sidebar of this page, you’ll find a list of resources and tools on evidence-based alcohol policy and law enforcement strategies for municipalities, local officials, law enforcement, and community coalitions focused on underage drinking in Illinois.
All resources are available to download and some are available to order in print.
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Fact Sheets For Your Local Use.
When it comes to substance use prevention, local people solve local problems best. APRC Fact Sheets provide foundational knowledge to use in your respective community to reduce or prevent youth alcohol use.
We Help Communities Identify The Issue.
Knowing where to start, how to identify alcohol issues within a community, and which alcohol policies, ordinances, and law enforcement strategies can reduce underage drinking and alcohol misuse are important steps to help a community move forward. We can assist your community in knowing where to start.
More Tools and Resources.
Knowledge really is power. Here you will find resources, guides, and links to help you build your capacity to prevent and reduce youth alcohol use in your community. For additional information, recommendations, and assistance, contact the APRC.