PRC Receives Funding to Help Local Communities

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DECEMBER 2013 - The Children's Aid Society - NYC Prevention Resource Center has received federal and city funding to stregthen the capacity of local neighorborhoods to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse.

This fall, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provided the Prevention Resource Center with funds from its Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) Grant to coordinate underage drinking prevention training and technical assistance opportunities for law enforcement, prevention professionals, and community coalitions that support laws that prohibit the sale of alcohol to minors and the consumption of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21. These include working with communities to implement activities such as: compliance checks, party patrols, shoulder taps, DWI checkpoints that have been proven effective to combat and prevent underage alcohol use.

The PRC also received a discretionary grant from the City Council of New York - Committee on Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services to expand its existing work with local anti-drug coalitions across the city. This spring, the Center will co-sponsor the CADCA National Youth Leadership Insitute for 60 teens representing various local neighborhoods and coalitions.

This 3-day event teaches what is required to create and nurture the growth of committed leaders; equips youth and adults to develop an action plan that clearly defines the strategies to address the problems and goals that the community is striving to affect.