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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 Jefferson County Board is the fiscal agent for the Mission Possible Coalition. The coalition serves the rural community of Jefferson County, Illinois which has a population of approximately 30,000. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse by youth and, over time, adults; and 2) strengthen the Jefferson County Mission Possible Coalition.
To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) provide intervention and mentoring opportunities for identified at-risk youth;
2) sponsor positive, alternative drug-free activities for youth during out of school hours;
3) increase community collaboration by implementing Home Town Mini-Coalitions utilizing faith-based organizations;
4) provide substance abuse prevention awareness, education, and training to parents; and
5) increase citizen and multi-sector membership and collaboration. CA/NCF

Date Created: July 9, 2002