Underage Drinking

in Monmouth County 

61.4% of Monmouth County high school students reported alcohol use in the past 30 days, considerably greater than the statewide figure of 39%.

Take a look below to see how the PCMC is addressing this ongoing issue.

know more before you pour

  • According to NJ law, it is an offense to knowingly serve or purchase alcohol to anyone under the age of 21.

  • It is also an offense for a parent/guardian/sibling/etc. to make their property available for the consumption of alcohol by a minor.

  • Don't wait until it's too late to discuss with your child the dangers of drugs and alcohol!​​ ​

Head to these websites for more information about NJ laws and preventing teen drug use:

socialhost.drugfree.org/state/new-jersey

​​drugfree.org/article/how-to-talk-with-your-teen/

TIPS Training

TIPS Training, or Training for Intervention Procedures, educates those who serve and/or sell alcohol. Participants of the program are taught to be responsible servers in order to prevent underage drinking and drunk driving. The table below shows the increase in servers trained with the help of the PCMC between 2015 and 2017. 

100% Proofing Committee

This committee was created to address the sale of alcohol to minors at bars and liquor stores. We hope to create a county-wide ordinance requiring ANYONE attempting to purchase alcohol to show proper identification. Please see our upcoming committee meeting date below and our PSA.

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