Julia Sherman has joined the Resource Center on Impaired Driving as the Coordinator of the new Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project (WAPP). The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project’s mission complements the Resource Center on Impaired Driving by providing community leaders and law enforcement officers with evidence based tools and technical assistance on policies and practices that prevent and reduce alcohol misuse. Improving the community alcohol environment will support appropriate alcohol consumption.
Very few states, including Wisconsin, regulate alcohol locally. As a result, information drawn from the experience of other states or created for a nationwide audience is often difficult to adopt or implement in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project will help bridge this gap by providing evidence based policies and practices framed for Wisconsin and the political landscape of local government.
Ms. Sherman has worked on alcohol related policy issues since 2001, first at the American Medical Association’s Reducing Underage Drinking through Coalitions project and later as national field director for the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University. Most recently she worked at the Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources where she provided technical assistance to communities and coalitions on preventing and reducing underage drinking.
Before beginning her alcohol policy work, Ms. Sherman worked for the Wisconsin Legislature where she served as Director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus Staff, Deputy Director of the Senate Democratic Caucus Staff, and as an aide to members of both the Senate and Assembly.
Julia Sherman can be reached at:
Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project
Resource Center on Impaired Driving
University of Wisconsin Law School
432 East Campus Mall Room 127
Madison, Wisconsin 53706-3411