GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – Join Together Atlantic County, a substance misuse prevention coalition, will be sponsoring three, free “We Check for 21” trainings Tuesday, June 12 at Stockton University Campus Center Theater. Restaurants, tavern and liquor store owners, managers bartenders will learn about the importance of checking identification of young adults in order to prove they are of legal age. The trainings will be held at 10 a.m., and 2 and 5 p.m. Each training sessions will last approximately two hours.
The younger a person starts drinking, the more likely he or she is to have alcohol problems later in life. A person who starts drinking as a young teen is four times more likely to become an alcoholic than someone who does not drink until age 21. The brain is still forming in teenagers and teen drinking can cause permanent brain damage.
The training will include a presentation from Joe Vasil of Vasil ID Training, LLC. Vasil will give a demonstration regarding fake licenses and other identification cards. The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will also be presenting information on New Jersey laws. Each establishment attending this event will receive a free I.D. Checking Guide, handheld black lights and other “We Check for 21” materials.
The training is being offered at no cost, but registration is required. Register at 609-272-0101, ext 2 or email JTACNJ@atlprev.org. ear