ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS
A compliance check is a tool to identify alcohol establishments that sell alcohol to underage youth. Compliance checks are used for two purposes:
The Coalition has developed a comprehensive compliance check program that identifies infractions of state law as well as training opportunities. Funding the compliance checks come from the Wisconsin Partnership Program Grant.
Each establishment received a packet announcing the start of the compliance checks. The checks will continue across Columbia County.
BEVERAGE SEVER SELLER TRAINING
When you sell or serve alcohol, there are risks.
Anyone who serves or sells alcohol should have the responsible beverage server training.
For more information, please visit the TIPS web site at www.gettips.com.
To register for upcoming classes, please visit the Marquette County Coalition site.
JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMITTEE
The Columbia County Juvenile Justice Committee was formed in May of 1999 as a reaction to an increase in school violence. As a result of staff writing a grant to combat this increase in violence, the committee formed Columbia County Connects. After Columbia County Connects began, the Juvenile Justice Committee continued to meet and grow and agreed to maintain their affiliation with Columbia County Connects. Recently, the Juvenile Justice Committee has joined forces entirely with Columbia County Connects.
The Committee has a focus of changing policies and laws to create safer environments for youth through the reduction of underage drinking and drug use.
Some items the committee is working on is a uniform underage drinking policy and an education diversion class.