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Help! Law Enforcement Has Taken Over Our Coalition

Thursday, February 6, 2020
2:45 PM
4:00 PM
Chesapeake G-I


If you’ve ever struggled to get law enforcement to participate in your coalition, then this is the workshop for you. Come learn how law enforcement in our community changed the work of our coalition in an amazing way. Imagine law enforcement sitting down with coalition members and planning an entire year of environmental prevention activities that involved social media, GIS mapping, and surveys conducted of every student grades 7-12, three times a year. How about officers conducting home visits to every 12th grade student in a county of over 80,000 as part of an environmental prevention strategy? What about a sheriff that led the effort to make 28,000 telephone calls aligned with high drinking holidays? Write it all up and you end up with one of the few sheriff’s in the nation to have their environmental prevention work published in a peer-reviewed journal. You do not want to miss this one!

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

1) Develop strategies to engage law enforcement in a meaningful way in environmental prevention work.

2) Review an innovative prevention approach recently published in the Journal of Primary Prevention.

3) Discuss ways to employ Drug Free Communities Support funding to better engage law enforcement.

30th Annual National Leadership Forum & SAMHSA's 16th Prevention Day


Dr. Paul N. McKenzie
Director of Research
Coalition for Healthy Youth
Sheriff Barry F. Faile
Lancaster County Sheriff
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office
Lanisha Stover
Director of Prevention
Counseling Services of Lancaster