IPS has been providing alcohol and drug prevention services in Coronado since 2008. With assistance from the Binge and Underage Drinking Initiative, IPS South Bay conducted key stakeholder interviews with the Coronado Police Department and all the other municipal police departments in San Diego County along with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to determine the effectiveness of each city’s Social Host Ordinance (SHO). Coronado’s Social Host law imposes either a misdemeanor or an infraction on individuals who host underage drinking events on property they own, lease or otherwise control. The purpose of the ordinance is to deter underage drinking parties by decreasing social access to alcohol and marijuana by underage youth.
IPS South Bay also participates in Coronado SAFE, a program designed to promote the strength, wellness and positive development of local students and families.