The initial phase of the campaign kicked off in December with the “Parents who Host Lose the Most” publicity. The campaign is focused on making parents aware of Connecticut’s Social Host law passed in 2006, which subjects holders of house parties and their guests to fines and possible arrest if minors present are found to be in possession of alcohol.
Yard signs are being displayed at Hamden schools and other locations including the YMCA to remind parents of the law. Local liquor storeowners have also agreed to post stickers on their front doors to remind parents. Cooperating stores include Mount Carmel Wine and Spirits, Discount Wine and Spirit Shoppe, Amity Wine and Spirit Co., French-Italian Import Co., Hometown Wine and Liquors, Wine Merchants, and A.L.K Wine and Liquors.
The HYAC is also seeking to involve parents and increase their activity in positive youth activities and the HYAC. Interested parents can contact Beth Chiarillo, at the Hamden Youth Services Bureau, 203-777-2610, ext. 137.