The Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board has several purposes, which are:
- To reduce underage drinking
- To promote programs designed to educate and support license holders in their efforts to prohibit sales to minors
- To undertake any activities which will promote respect for Massachusetts liquor license laws
Through the innovation of the City of Cambridge License Commission and the cooperation of its founding board members, C.L.A.B. was a frontrunner in non-traditional responses to licensee infractions.