It is the mission of DPC, a voluntary network of individuals and organizations, to create safe, healthy, drug-free communities. Operating with a clear strategic framework, DPC responds to community conditions by developing and implementing multi-faceted plans with measureable outcomes and evidenced-based activities which lead to reductions in substance abuse. Please join us in our efforts to be an agent of change in our communities.
As a DPC member, you will have access to the following:
· Education and training
· Leveraged resources for community change
· Evidenced-based activities for youth
· Legislative updates and alerts regarding public policy and research
DPC has been around for more than 25 years. Although our name has changed, our mission has remained the same. Our facilitators and volunteers are well-trained and certified. We utilize scientifically-based models to reduce risky behaviors linked to teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug use, violence, and suicide. Services include: prevention education, information dissemination, alternative activists, environmental strategies, and problem-identification and referral.
Since inception, DPC is proud to share that we have served more than 10,000 youth and adults through the aforementioned services. DPC was also recognized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for our dedication and commitment to addressing the issues related to substance abuse and mental health. However, our most noteworthy accomplishment is that our youth were the first in the State of Delaware to receive the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA’s) National Youth Achievement Award.
Awards & Accomplishments
On our staff, we have facilitators who are trained graduates of Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), and we have had the first youth in the state of Delaware to ever receive the National Youth Achievement Award™ for CADCA. We have reached out to and impacted more than 10,000 youth and adults with prevention information and community engagement. Delaware Prevention Coalition was also recognized by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for our dedication and commitment to addressing the issues related to substance abuse and mental health.