Programs

Prevention strategies work best when all segments of a community or organization are involved. For this reason, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) works in partnership with many other agencies, organizations, school districts and institutions of higher education in their efforts to reduce underage and high-risk drinking. The trainings, grants and activities that we sponsor enhance existing programs and increase the number of strategies that support environmental change and evidence-based prevention.

For more information concerning any of our programs or Law Enforcement trainings, (link to the attached PDF) please call Alcohol Education at 1-800-453-PLCB (7522) or 717-772-1432. Or, email us at ra-lbeducation@pa.gov.

Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP)   
Selling alcohol today is complicated. RAMP trainers work with licensees and employees concerning techniques to identify minors, detect fake IDs, and avoid service to visibly intoxicated patrons.  To learn how to prevent on-premises problems and become RAMP certified, call 1-866-275-8237.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (B.A.S.I.C.S.)
BASICS is an individual, science-based prevention program that reduces high-risk drinking and alcohol-related harm among college students. Certified trainers coordinate the BASICS training for Pennsylvania institutions of higher education.

SAFE HOMES 
The SAFE HOMES project includes developing a network for parents and guardians of children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. It provides a way for all parents in a given location to talk to each other and unite by communicating a clear “No Use” message to youth. A Leadership Action Guide for SAFE HOMES may be obtained by calling Alcohol Education at 1-800-453-PLCB, 717-772-1432 or by sending an email to RA-LBEducation@pa.gov 

Controlled Party Dispersal
Despite prevention efforts, underage-drinking parties do occur. Controlled dispersal is a systematic operational plan using the concepts of zero-tolerance and education to safely and efficiently close the underage-drinking party. It is a proactive strategy to reduce underage drinking-related problems.

Source Investigation Project (SIP)
The Source Investigation Project (SIP) is a special-focus initiative for eligible local law enforcement departments throughout Pennsylvania. The emphasis of the project is for conducting investigations after arrests or citations are issued and to identify how and from whom minors are obtaining alcoholic beverages. 

Fraudulent Document Recognition
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has a dedicated team of law enforcement training specialists who are available to instruct police officers how to better recognize and stop the use of fraudulent identification documents.

Project Same P.A.G.E.
The purpose of Project Same P.A.G.E. (Pennsylvania Alcohol Guidelines for Enforcement) is to provide a training manual for law enforcement, which facilitates and promotes legally sound and thorough investigations, as well as consistent prosecutions of underage drinking and related offenses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . The program is meant to encourage police officers and court officials to work together in achieving more consistency in successfully prosecuting underage drinking violations. Successful prosecutions will help to educate the community and create a general deterrence to the use of alcohol by minors.