Social Host Accountability Ordinances in Marin County
The Youth Leadership Institute published a report in February 2011 entitled, “Implementing Marin County’s Social Host Ordinances”. The report provides data on the frequency of police department usage of the law as well as recommendations from law enforcement about how to increase the effectiveness of the law.
The Social Host Accountability Ordinance has spread quickly across the County and has become an important tool by which communities are changing norms and tackling teen binge drinking. To measure the impact of the implementation and enforcement of the Ordinance, the Department has engaged MK Associates—an Independent Evaluator—to monitor and track the passage of the ordinances and their impact in local communities. The following are examples of outcomes that have been achieved to date as a result of implementing the Social Host Ordinance.