Underage Drinking & the Law

What parents need to know now about the new Social Host Laws

Shock in stock for Rockford

Well, you can’t say they didn’t warn you. On Monday, April 4, 2011, residents of Rockford, Illinois will see a different kind of warning label on their six-packs of beer … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

The three little words that make all the difference

Knowingly. Purposely. And. These are the three little words that make the difference between a good Social Host Ordinance and a bad one. Hooray for Missoula!

March 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

A peek inside the ordinance process

The city council of Missoula, Montana is deep into the process of passing a Social Host Ordinance. They’ve set a good example of how to create a fair ordinance. Click … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

At least she’s no Sue Sylvester

No one’s cheering for this coach. Brooklyn Connecticut police broke up a party March 4th at the home of Karen Rubino, 60, a popular cheerleader coach and special education teacher … Continue reading

March 25, 2011 · 1 Comment

CBS has another point of view

A week after NBC’s The Today Show discussed ways to teach children how to drink responsibly, CBS’s The Early Show covered the story with an alternate point-of-view: Don’t do it. … Continue reading

March 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Echoes of a tragedy resound in Illinois’ legislature and Supreme Court

In one night, in an affluent suburb of Chicago, two 18-year-old sons died, one couple was arrested and three families’ worlds were shattered. More than four years after this tragic … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Constitutional challenge in St. Cloud; hundreds impacted.

The ordinance in its current form…seems a tad schizophrenic

March 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

San Jose teens sound off on “social host ordinance” | Video …

Hot topic! Local teens discuss the pros and cons of San Jose’s  proposed — and controversial — Social Host Law.  The ordinance includes parents who are out to dinner or … Continue reading

March 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

NBC’s Today Show asks: “Should parents let teens drink at home?” | Video

Matt Lauer and guest experts discuss the best ways to teach your children how to drink responsibly. They briefly discuss the Social Host bogeyman vs. sensible parenting starting at the … Continue reading

March 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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