Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program

The Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) is a Federal grant program that provides funding to community-based coalitions that organize to prevent youth substance use.  The philosophy behind the DFC Program is that local drug problems require local solutions.  


The Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County is the fiscal agent for this grant. It supports the Northeast Community Springboard Coalition. This coalition has been together for more than 10 years and has representation from over 12 sectors of the community. There are over 25 volunteers and 40 youth focusing on reducing youth use of alcohol and marijuana through an environmental approach that will impact the entire community.


Goals:

  • Reduce marijuana use by youth

  • Reduce underage drinking


Services:

Education, environmental strategies, capacity building, and evaluation.


Funding:

The program is funded through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Drug Free Communities Support Program.



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