Risk Assessments


Program Description

A risk assessment is a prevention activity designed to evaluate the safety of an establishment or special event where alcohol is sold.  Trained assessors visit the establishment or special event (a fair or festival, for example) for a two- to three-hour period.  While there they observe the general atmosphere, alcohol sales procedures, and behavior of customers, performers, and staff.  After the conclusion of the assessment the assessors compose a narrative of their experience and complete a policy options checklist (a summary of recommendations).  These documents are presented to the owner or manager of the establishment or to the special event planner for consideration.


WMPN’s Role

WMPN staff members both conduct assessments and train community members to conduct assessments.


Additional Information

For more information about risk assessments, visit the website of the inventor: Project S.A.F.E.R. in Ventura County, California.

If you would like to serve as a volunteer assessor, join us at the next meeting of the Underage Drinking Subcommittee of the Lawton-Ft. Sill Community Coalition.  Meeting details can be found on our calendar.