A Drug Free Rockford

Many are pushing for a drug free Rockford and now a grant will help one organization reach out to the community and hopefully help achieve this goal.

The Drug Free Rockford Community Partnership just received some state cash. The money will go to some local churches on how to address drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention among Rockford's youth.

The partnership will distribute surveys to the community and create focus groups to determine what programs are needed.

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  • by Jessica on Jun 7, 2007 at 09:16 AM
    The grant money does not go to the churches; the grant was awarded to the City of Rockford. The grant funding allows the City of Rockford to hire 1 full time and 1 part time staff member to work with faith based organizations. The city's Drug Free employees will then work with the faith based organizations in strategic planning to survey the youth they are serving in their organizations/communities in order to figure out what the specific problem areas are in which the youth are having problems with in relation to drugs and alcohol. Then the partners will develop an action plan that will be evaluated (through outsourcing to a professional source) for program outcomes.
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