Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,000)
OJJDP FY 09 Demonstration Programs Division Grants was established to provide grants, cooperative agreements and other assistance to organizations designated by OJJDP, as authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. Sections 5601 et seq.) and statutes appropriating funds for juvenile justice programs.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) will host an annual National Leadership Forum to assist community anti-drug coalitions by providing them with information on best practices and research-based models to increase their local capacity and to improve their ability to obtain successful anti-drug outcomes. The National Leadership Forum approach is a three-day event with the purpose of providing a showcase of the most current advances and successful practices from the field and to provide a venue for multiple Federal partners to present their goals and objectives through a variety of plenary town hall meetings, workshops, special events and exhibit hall distribution of materials. Workshop presentations are provided by Federal partner agencies and from selected presentations from the field. The intended audience is community coalition leaders, Drug Free Communities grantees, previous training attendees, community substance abuse treatment and mental health service providers, NPN state administrators and other state agency staff.
CADCA's overarching goal is to disseminate knowledge and transfer state-of-the art information to the substance abuse and mental health workforce to increase their capacity to reduce rates of substance abuse and associated problems in states and communities in a culturally competent manner. The following four objectives guide CADCA's approach in planning and conducting the Forum. 1) Leverage, to the greatest extent possible, the resources of supporting Federal agencies and non-governmental sources to provide unified, cost-effective opportunities to promote and disseminate national substance goals, outcomes and efforts. 2) Provide a venue for quality plenaries, workshops, collateral meetings and exhibit opportunities for our partners to advance their mission of substance abuse prevention. 3) Increase participation from key individuals and groups by providing scholarship assistance. 4) Ensure that staff from partnering organizations receives appropriate attention and participation to the fullest extent possible.