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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 2001, $100,000)

The Partnership for a Healthy Scott County, serves Mississipp's rural counties of Scott, Newton, Leake and Jasper. The goals of the program are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults; and 2) continue to improve, establish and strengthen existing collaboration among key community stakeholders and organizations within the community.

To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following prevention approaches and strategies:

1) provide research and science-based prevention services for middle school youth, ages 11 to 14;
2) provide alternative prevention activities and awareness programs for youth;
3) expand the existing media campaign through a more coordinated dissemination of information effort;
4) sponsor training for faith-based and social service organizations throughout the region;
5) expand the existing underage drinking campaign by local educational agencies within the area;
6) provide a centralized ATOD clearinghouse that will allow parents, community leaders, educators, and others the opportunity to receive assistance, referrals, training and access to improved services. CA/NCF

Date Created: June 9, 2002