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Monday, June 17, 2024


‘We Check For 21’ Training Video Available for Public Use

Alcohol Bottles - USE THIS ONE

By Press Release

COURT HOUSE – To reduce access of alcohol to underage persons, a video format of the We Check For 21 Fraudulent ID training is available for viewing which will substitute for the in-person training. This change allows for adherence to social distancing guidelines.
According to a release, the training is for all licensed beverage establishment staff. The training is conducted by Joseph Vasil, director of Fraud Training Services of Vasil ID Training LLC, and includes credentials for different states and the latest trends in counterfeit driver licenses.
Cape May County thanks Mr. Vasil and Atlantic Prevention Resources for developing the video as an alternative to in-person training. 
The video can be viewed until July 31, 2020. To access the video, visit the YouTube website and search: “We Check for 21 Virtual Training.”
This is the 28th year the We Check for 21 program has offered training for staff at the county-wide liquor establishments. The program originated in 1993 and has since been implemented statewide. This is the first year the training has been offered via a YouTube video class, and program coordinators hope that business owners that sell alcohol will direct their employees to take the vital training in detecting fraudulent identification cards and help curb the increase in underage drinking.  
The We Check for 21 initiative coined the slogan, “If you’re too young to buy, don’t even try” and originally had 40 businesses involved. Two decades later, they have had over 700 staff participate in the program.
“We know how critical this information is to the liquor establishments in our county. With COVID present and staff not yet returning to work full time, we thought that this is the best manner of virtual learning regarding the topic”, stated Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson, liaison to Health and Human Services.   
Those with questions or would prefer to receive the website link to the video can email or call the Cape May County Municipal Alliance Office, at 609-465-6839.

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