Founded as a community coalition in March of 2001, the Council exists as a partnership of parents, youth, school, faith, law enforcement, business, medical, and other community leaders. The ultimate goal of the Council is to identify the critical risk behaviors and substance abuse issues that threaten the health and development of our local community. We believe, however, that public health issues, such as alcohol or marijuana abuse, do not exist only in a school or social setting where youth frequently congregate; in order to protect our youth from risky decisions, it is essential that all prevention strategies adopt a community wide approach. To that end, the Prevention Council of Roanoke County utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework Process, as taught by the national training agency, CADCA, in support of all Drug Free Community Support Programs.

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