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FY 2004 Communities Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $100,000)

The Human Services Council is the fiscal agent for the Community Prevention Task Force. The coalition serves the cities of Norwalk, Wilton, Weston, and Westport, Connecticut. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce youth substance abuse and 2) strengthen the collaboration among communities, governments, and private non-profit agencies to support community coalition efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse. To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) utilize the media in a special outreach to parents to increase substance abuse awareness, and their participation in prevention education and youth programs;
2) provide training to support cultural diversity in substance abuse programming;
3) sponsor an anti-drug media campaign to change perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD); and
4) support the Family Learning Service Project and Community Service Academy that offer prevention services and foster community connectivity.

Date Created: May 5, 2002