Morris County launches campaign to stop underage drinking

EDISON - Morris County has launched a campaign to stop underage drinking, with officials hoping to educate parents on the dangers of providing those under 21 with alcohol.

Signs are popping up all over the county, including on schools, along sidewalks and beside major highways, to target the parents of teenagers. The message reads, "Parents who Host - Lose the Most; Don't be a party to teenage drinking."

Barbara Kauffman, from the group Prevention is Key, which is spearheading the campaign, told News 12 New Jersey that many parents think it's better to provide alcohol to their kids in their own homes, rather than letting them drink elsewhere. Kauffman reminds parents it's not safer and it's illegal. Any adult who is found guilty of providing alcohol to underage drinkers can face community service, fines or jail time.

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