GOT OUTCOMES! Coalition of Excellence Award Winners 2017
CADCA is Pleased to Announce the Winners of the 2017 GOT OUTCOMES! Awards
Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition – Coalition of the Year
Covington County Children’s Policy Council Coalition (CCCPCC) was founded in 2008 in Andalusia, Alabama, with the mission to reduce youth substance use in Covington County through community strategies and partnerships. In their application, CCCPCC demonstrated their successful outcomes in addressing the problems of youth alcohol use and youth marijuana use and their root causes of favorable youth attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana use and low perception of harm regarding underage drinking and marijuana use among both youth and adults. To address substance use among youth, CCCPC implemented environmental strategies such as installing new lighting and signage in public parks and other local substance use hot spots, publicly recognizing alcohol vendors with 100% compliance and businesses promoting drug prevention efforts, and changed policies in the local police department regarding procedures to report underage alcohol use data and in the local school district regarding random drug testing.
Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth – Coalition of Excellence Award for Short-Term Outcomes 2017
Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth was founded in 2006 in Riverhead, New York, with a mission to engage in partnerships that support youth substance use prevention. In their application, Riverhead Community Coalition demonstrated their efforts to address the issue of underage drinking among local students and its root causes of easy access to alcohol and favorable attitudes toward alcohol use among young people. Riverhead Community Coalition worked closely with local law enforcement and city government using environmental strategies to change local policy regarding retailer compliance checks, festival and fairs where alcohol is served, and alcohol use in public spaces such as parks and beaches.
Building A Safer Evansville – Coalition of Excellence Award for Intermediate Outcomes 2017
Founded in 2009 in Evansville, Wisconsin, Building A Safer Evansville (BASE) strives to changing the culture surrounding alcohol use in their community to prevent youth substance use. BASE highlighted their work on the problems of prescription drug misuse and abuse and underage drinking and their root causes of easy access to substances and favorable community norms toward substance use. BASE publishes a monthly column in the local newspaper that provides information on prescription drug misuse and safety, collaborated with partners in 9 sectors to provide lock boxes for prescription drug storage, and partnered with the local school district to provide SBIRT for all 10th grade students. To address underage drinking, BASE worked with the cities of Evansville and Union to pass Social Host Ordinances and with local police departments to enforce the new ordinances and publicly release the names of violators. BASE also partners with community organizations to change policies at community festivals and to provide alternative activities for youth throughout the year.
Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community – Coalition of Excellence Award for Long-Term Outcomes 2017
Although community members in Alamance County have been working to prevent substance abuse since 1997, Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community was formally founded in 2009 in Snow Camp, North Carolina, to serve citizens of Alamance County. In their application, Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community focused on the problem of underage youth consuming alcohol and its root causes of social availability and easy retail access. In their youth alcohol use prevention efforts, Alamance Citizens for a Drug Free Community partner with many sectors including law enforcement, the youth advisory council, religious organizations, parents, the city’s parks and recreation department, and local colleges, to implement such strategies as publicly recognizing religious organizations with strong youth mentoring programs and retailers who pass alcohol purchase surveys and providing skills training for youth, law enforcement and alcohol retailers. The coalition was also able to implement environmental strategies with the cooperation of the local minor league baseball team to create an alcohol-free seating section at the stadium and to incorporate the use of a smaller beer cup size into the stadium budget.
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