Purpose of Practice
To provide a training opportunity to educate law enforcement, health profession, attorneys, judges, community coalitions. and responsible alcohol server trainers regarding alcohol issues in the state of Montana and with an opportunity for them to network with each other.
Description of Practice
The Department of Revenue partnered with the STOP Coalition out of Kalispell to host an educational summit geared toward Justices, Judges, County and City Attorneys, School District Officials, School Resource Officers, Probation and Parole, Prevention Specialists, Responsible Alcohol Server Trainers and Law enforcement was planned to help bring all these entities together to partner and network. Most of these entities are all working toward the same goals but many were unaware of each other. The two day event was held in Kalispell, Montana and had a variety of training sessions listed below: • Party Central - Youth and the Internet • Power to Change Community Environments • Department of Revenue - What is Responsible Alcohol Server Training? • Standard Field Sobriety Test Refresher • Creating a SOBER Driving Culture • Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol • Community Coalitions That Work • Compliance Checks 101 • Distributors Role in Reducing Underage Drinking • DUI/Underage Drinking Law Legal Update • How to Start a DUI Task Force in Your Community • Grant Writing • Drugged Driving • Alive @ 25 • Pure Performance The summit was held in conjunction with the Montana Community Change Project conference so all attendees could benefit from the topics. Attendees were encouraged to network with all. Attendees wore colored coded name tags by county as be able to identify other individuals and entities that are also working in their jurisdiction.
Success or Improvements
Course evaluations were passed out to all attendees with positive results received. Attendees were able to walk away with new partners, tools, skills and knowledge to put to use in their efforts to reduce underage use and access to alcohol as well as over-service and over consumption of alcohol within our communities.
Evaluation of the Practice
As listed above, course evaluations were given to each attendee. Overall the feedback was positive. Please see attached evaluation compilations.
None other than the verbal feedback received was extremely positive. Attendees appreciated the opportunity to network with other professions in their jurisdiction that had the same goal. It was relayed that many good partnerships were developed out of this conference.
Name: Lisa Scates
Agency: Montana Dept. of Revene, Montana Liquor Control Division
Address: P.O. Box 1712, Helena, MT 59624
Email: LiScates.mt.gov or AlcoholServerTraining@mt.gov