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FY 2004 Continuation 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)

Baker County Commission on Children and Families is the fiscal agent for the Baker County Prevention Coalition. This coalition serves Baker County which covers a rural area of 3,068 square miles and has a population of 16,741. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) reduce substance abuse among all youth in Baker County by addressing the risk factors from birth on that both increase and decrease the risk of substance abuse by enhancing protective factors; and 2) establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, federal, state, local and tribal governments, and private nonprofit agencies to support community coalition efforts to prevent and to reduce substance abuse among youth, and in the long-term, among adults. To achieve these goals the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) increase parent awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD);
2) increase access to and knowledge of prevention education resources through a compiled community calendar;
3) recruit membership and strengthen community coalition;
4) enhance and expand community collaboration using the Baker County Community Comprehensive Plan to address community needs and to identify resources available to fill service gaps;
5) support Baker County Mentoring Programs;
6) support community prevention efforts by involving more children and youth in preventive education opportunities during and after school;
7) increase youths' protective factors as defined by the Search Institute's Asset Development; and
8) provide evaluation and measurable outcomes of community programs. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2002