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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 Substance Abuse Council of Vanderburgh County serves Evansville, Indiana, which has a population of 171,922. The coalition targets the community's predominantly African-American and minority youth population. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in the Evansville community that increase the risk of substance abuse; and 2) strengthen the collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to support council efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse. To achieve these goals the council will implement the following strategies:

1) expand the number of SMART Moves programs offered throughout the community;
2) expand the number of Strengthening Families programs that are available in the community;
3) expand parenting education programs to include workshops, classes, family programs, and multi-generational activities;
4) recruit new members to further strengthen the coalition; and
5) expand the social marketing campaign to increase visibility of the coalition and its sponsored prevention activities in the community.

Date Created: August 1, 2002