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Education and Prevention Programs

The education and prevention staff oversee agency programs involving educating the public, retailers and their employees of the laws associated with consuming alcoholic beverages. They lead the agency's efforts to prevent illegal underage drinking, illegally making alcohol available to minors, as well as driving while intoxicated. The staff work with different statewide and local agencies, community coalitions and other groups to share information as well as participate in various programs to prevent underage drinking.

To request a TABC speaker for your event or training, go to our Speakers Page.

Law Enforcement Training - Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault and Alcohol Considerations

This training is designed to increase awareness among Texas law enforcement about predatory drugs and their use at parties or on TABC locations. The training will also provide clarification related to the use of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code to deal with possible violations at TABC licenses locations.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault & Alcohol Considerations Training information - March 19, 2014

Underage Drinking Prevention Website

Criminal Justice Teachers

In August 2010, the Texas Education Agency implemented new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills requirements for Law Enforcement II. Included in those was a requirement to teach students about local and state laws pertaining to alcoholic beverage laws (103.294(9)). The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission created this curriculum and materials to assist in these instructions.

To request the Teacher Guide Book for Criminal Justice Law Enforcement II please send an e-mail to

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Education Programs for Retailers

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission offers several joint education enforcement programs available to retailers for no charge. These programs are available to retailers without having received a violation and will assist in the education of management and employees to avoid violations of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. These programs include:

For information or to schedule any of these programs please contact your local TABC enforcement office.

Community Outreach

In addition to offering educational opportunities to retailers, TABC agents are actively involved in local community events around the state ranging from job and health fairs to conventions and symposiums. During these events, agents will often field questions from the public about the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. These events also allow agents to interact with members of the community they serve in a less formal atmosphere that fosters a cooperative and open discussion about alcohol-related issues. TABC strives to provide the public with information about the agency, alcoholic beverage laws, and programs related to the prevention of underage drinking. No matter if you need an event to reach out to schools, parent groups or community organizations, TABC has something that will appeal to the audience. Some of these programs include:

If you would like additional information about these programs please contact the education and prevention division at (512) 206-3420 or

Complaints alleging discrimination by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission or an employee of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on the provision of services can be filed through the TABC Complaint Handling Process.