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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 2001, $100,000)

The Baton Rouge Partnership/Operation Club Drugs coalition serves the City of Baton Rouge, a municipality with a population of 227,818. In it's third grant year, the coalition continues to implement it's program goals, which are strategically linked to a multi-year, multi-agency community-based framework to reduce youth violence and substance abuse. The program goals are to: Reduce substance abuse by addressing individual, family and community risk factors and by strengthening protective factors that reduce the risk of use; and establish and strengthen collaboration among community and non-profit agencies and federal, state, local, and tribal governments in their efforts to carry out a multi-strategy, multi-sector reduction plan.
To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement 14 activities centering on the following strategies: (1) intervene with youths involved in substance abuse in the juvenile justice system to reduce 30-day and lifetime use; (2) provide school-based prevention education programs that promote healthy decision-making and prevent or delay first use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD); (3) sponsor trainings' for educators, counselors, law enforcement, and service providers on emerging drug trends and underage drinking; (4) conduct a multi-media campaign to increase awareness of youth drug problems; (5) increase interagency collaboration in citywide prevention efforts; (6) strengthen coalition's abilities to respond effectively to youth's problems with ATOD through grassroots involvement, knowledge-base building, data-driven prevention planning, and (7) strategies to leverage resources. CA/NCF

Date Created: May 22, 2002