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Avoid the 14: Advances in Countywide DUI Enforcement
November 5, 2009DUI Prevention Summit
Issue Briefing: Alcohol Retail Outlet Density Affects Neighborhood Crime and Violence
September 2008This Issue Briefing presents some of the questions and answers about the relationship between alcohol outlets and violence, the implications of this relationship for Ventura County, and strategies that Ventura County can use to address the problem.
Issue Briefing: Public Convenience or Necessity: The Power of Local Municipalities to Control Alcohol Outlet Density
June 2005Communities are at risk of becoming over saturated with bars, liquor stores and other locations where alcohol can be purchased. If reasonable limits are not imposed, such conditions can threaten public health and safety and reduce the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods. This Issue Briefing details the problems associated with high alcohol-outlet density and the power of local municipalities to mitigate them by adopting stronger prevention policies.
Issue Briefing: Ventura County Social Host Ordinance Impact Evaluation: Phase 1 Findings
December 2009In 2004, Ventura County was one of 13 counties in California elected for a three year State Incentive Grant based on the ability to effectively plan and use science-based, environmental strategies to attain measurable outcomes related to binge drinking prevention. A significant accomplishment was the passage and implementation of a Countywide Social Host Ordinance within each of the 10 municipalities comprising Ventura County.
Methamphetamine in Ventura County: Report of the VC Meth Task Force
January 2009The Ventura County Methamphetamine Task Force first convened a planning session in December 2007 to bring a strategic, collaborative approach to identifying and addressing methamphetamine problems in the community. Directors and representatives from over a dozen County agencies and departments met through 2008 to share data indicating the effects of methamphetamine to impacted systems and resources. The purpose of the Ventura County Methamphetamine Status Report is to compile and analyze the available information, and to advise the Board of Supervisors of what is known about the methamphetamine situation in the County.