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FY 2004 Continuation Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $99,970)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon is the fiscal agent for the Jefferson County Prevention Coalition. The mission of the coalition is to prevent and to reduce substance abuse among youth in a comprehensive and long-term manner. The two major goals are to: 1) enhance the coalition's capacity to address risk factor indicators in Jefferson County through increased collaboration and coordination among citizens, agencies, organizations, and governmental representatives; and 2) prevent and to reduce substance abuse among youth, and, over time, among adults by reducing risk factors and by increasing protective factors in Jefferson County.
Based on the risk factors in Jefferson County, we have designed programs and services that will reduce those risk factors and increase protective factors. Our program design is based on research-based protocols and focuses on initiatives that implement the following strategies:
1) encourage county-wide collaboration by providing administrative and facilitation services to accomplish successful partnering;
2) utilize prevention programming that promotes and reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the youth in Jefferson County;
3) provide specialized programming for girls to prevent violence, build self-esteem and enhance refusal skills;
4) educate the public about the harm of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs used by Jefferson County youth through a media campaign and distribution of printed materials;
5) provide a tutoring program to encourage academic achievement; and
6) enable youth to develop positive relationships with appropriate adult mentors.

Date Created: September 25, 2001