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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)

Franklin-Williamson Human Services is the fiscal agent for the Marion Partnership for Youth. The coalition serves the rural community of Greater Marion, Illinois with a population of 20,737. To achieve the two goals of reducing substance abuse among youth and of strengthening the existing coalition, the Marion Partnership for Youth will employ the following strategies:
1) implement evidence-based prevention programs for youth, parents and community to reduce known risk factors and build protective factors that influence youth substance use;
2) refine and expand after-school programs to include a variety of services that address multiple risk factors such as additional education opportunities via parent workshops and classroom presentations;
3) facilitate cooperation among multiple youth-serving organizations through coalition programs focused on prevention programs, referral or accessibility to evaluation and, if necessary, treatment services;
4) increase the perception of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and alcohol through a targeted media awareness campaign; and
5) strengthen the coalition through membership development, training, and increased collaboration with new community organizations.

Date Created: July 2, 2002