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FY 2003 Drug-Free Communities Support Program Application for Continuation Funding

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $100,000)

The Prevention Coalition is a standing committee of the Substance Abuse Services Alliance, a successful community based collaboration established in 1999 and administered by the Council On Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The first goal of the Prevention Coalition is to reduce youth substance abuse through various prevention strategies, specifically prevention education, information dissemination, community process, and alternatives, in order to address local risk and protective factors. The second goal is to work together to increase community collaboration and coordination.
Strategies that the coalition is continuing to implement include: the prevention team (CADA employees and contract workers)is a as a shared resource among local agencies, faith based organizations, and parent groups; sustains a professionally designed and donated media campaign to increase community awareness among parents; and implements a research based prevention method "The Forty Developmental Assets" by working directly with youth to build resistance skills and life skills, providing in-service training for staff and volunteers, and by providing training to parents. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 29, 2001