Parents Who Host Lose The Most
Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a community effort that alerts parents to the legal and health related consequences of purchasing, providing or pouring alcohol for anyone under age 21, other than their own child. As part of the campaign, coalition members will be providing information about the dangers of underage drinking, the legal consequences of hosting underage drinking in your home and how parents and other family members can host safe and fun alcohol free events for youth.
The “Parents Who Host, Lose The Most: Don’t be a party to teenage drinking” campaign was developed by the Drug Free Action Alliance. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has partnered with the Drug Free Action Alliance since 2009 to provide this program each year to over 40 community groups statewide. For more information please visit the Drug Free Action Alliance
The Safe Serve project is a partnership between the Coalition, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and Barron County Restorative Justice Programs.
Individuals who are found to sell or serve to underage customers as the result of a compliance check are given the opportunity to attend a training session with their manager at a cost that is significantly less that the forfeiture.
The overall purpose of this alternative sanction is to strengthen both the learning and responsibility of alcohol sellers in the setting of community support and restorative outcomes.
While the immediate goal is to provide benefits to each business, the broader goal is to ensure safety and health to all of the communities in which we live.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual nationwide event held on the first Tuesday in August. The events encourage residents to get out in the community, holding block parties and getting to know their neighbors as a way to encourage crime prevention. It's a great way to promote community-police partnerships and enjoy a summer evening surrounded by friends and family.
Each year, the Coalition works with all seven school districts in Barron County to bring high school students together for a day of leadership and advocacy training. Students are able to learn through hands on activities and presentations and given tool kits to take what they learned back to their perspective schools.
Town Hall Meetings
Together with it's partners, the Coalition hosts Community Town Hall Meetings on a variety of emerging issues in our communities. Town Hall Meetings help to being awareness to the issue locally, regionally and statewide. They help to educate communities and stake holders on the specific problems our communities are facing and mobilize prevention and action.