To build an alliance that engages the community to create conditions toward the prevention and reduction of substance abuse by our youth.


Empowering positive choices for a stronger community. Together we will:

  • Collaborate with and unite community members
  • Provide Information and education to community members
  • Support safe activities for our youth
  • Network with other community groups and organizations on local, state, and national levels
  • Support policies and practices that promote substance use prevention

About Drug Free Communities (DFC)

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.

All DFC Coalitions have two goals:


Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.


Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Representatives from 12 sectors organize and meet to address local youth substance use. Together, as a coalition, they are driven by local conditions to implement local solutions that will build a safe, healthy and drug-free community.

Parents Business Media Schools Youth Serving Organizations Law Enforcement Civic/Volunteer Organizations Religious/Fraternal Organizations Healthcare Professionals State/Local/Tribal Government Substance Abuse Organizations Youth

Community Partners


Contact Ashley Brown at abrown@mcpik.org and Carly Sinnott csinnott@mcpik.org to receive the latest news on the Jefferson Township Youth Coalition.