Jackson County voters first approved a tax to "combat" drug use and drug-related crime in 1989. Later dubbed COMBAT -- for the Community Backed Anti-Drug Tax -- the tax has permitted Jackson County to approach the impact of drugs on individuals and entire communities as both a legal issue and public health crisis. The four pillars of the COMBAT program are Prevention, Treatment, Law Enforcement and Anti-Violence. > MORE

Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline

Step Up. Speak Up.
Witnesses sharing what they know is crucial to solving violent crimes and preventing more victims.  > MORE

The First Step To Recover

Make The Call.
Call 816-361-5900 and First Call will answer your questions about finding help for abuse disorders.  > MORE

2014 Prevention Annual Report 

  Questions about funding for 2016? Visit our Funding Resources Page for information, due dates & funding documents.  
  Drug Commission To Meet November 19 at Historic Truman Courthouse, Independence
MyARTS Presents Open Mic Night
Music * Poetry * Dance * Comedy * Donuts * Every 4th Friday
Enjoy an interactive arts experience featuring audience participation with four original paintings being created live by local artists. > MORE


Teen Dating Violence
Teen dating violence as defined by the National Institute of Justice includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship. In 2014, approximately 9% of high school students surveyed by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported being hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year. > MORE

Drugged Driving   Drugged Driving - A Growing Problem
Americans are all-too familiar with the terrible consequences of drunk driving. We also are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of driving with distractions such as text messaging or talking on a cell phone. Working with the Department of Transportation and other Federal agencies, the Office of National Drug Control Policy is taking steps to highlight the growing problem of drugged driving. The National Drug Control Strategy includes a goal of reducing drugged driving in the United States 10% by the year 2015. > MORE


'Date Rape' Drugs
Rohypnol® (roofies) and GHB are central nervous system depressants. Both drugs emerged in the early 1990’s as "drug-assisted assault" drugs. In the news, these drugs are more commonly known as "date rape," "drug rape" or "acquaintance rape" drugs. Whether going to a party or on a trip with friends, it is important that everyone be aware of how these drugs are used and how to protect yourself. While often associated with alcoholic beverages, these drugs can also be slipped into a non-alcoholic drink. > MORE



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