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FY 2004 CONTINUATION Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $99,900)

The City of Oxnard Police Department is the fiscal agent for the Oxnard Drug-Free Communities Coalition/Steering Committee. The Oxnard Drug-Free Communities Coalition/Steering Committee serves Ventura County, California, an urban area with a population 182,027 of which approximately 66% are Hispanic. To achieve the two goals of reducing substance abuse among youth and of strengthening community anti-drug coalitions, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) decrease availability of alcohol to minors and overall availability of alcohol by reducing the number of retail alcohol outlets that sell to underage drinkers;
2) support six minor decoy operations at no fewer than 50 retail alcohol establishments to check compliance with state laws prohibiting alcohol sales to minors under age 21;
3) decrease availability of alcohol/other drugs to minors in recreational environments by supporting the development of specific alcohol policies for players, parents, coaches, and coordinator in youth sports and activity programs;
4) increase the number of students who perceive alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to be harmful through youth training and outreach efforts;
5) increase collaboration among all sectors and organizations of the community to reduce substance abuse among youth;
6) increase the number of faith-based congregations and community groups participating in Parent Pledge Program; and
7) reduce the number of alcohol outlets selling drug paraphernalia by providing information about the newly-enacted California "drug paraphernalia noticing" law.

Date Created: July 14, 2002