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Prevention 
Prevention Agencies Receiving COMBAT Funding

Information is power and funding by COMBAT for Prevention programs offer this through alternative approaches for preventing drug abuse. The funded programs allow Jackson County citizens, young and old, to be armed with what is necessary to make prudent decisions when confronted by unscrupulous villains who for a quick profit would disregard risks to lives and community. Listed here are COMBAT-funded programs run by agencies in Jackson County deemed viable in promoting this effort.

Listing Updated April 17, 2013

1 Goal Consultant

12th Street Heritage

Ad-Hoc Group

ArtsTech

Black Health Care Coalition

Boys & Girls Club of
Eastern Jackson County

Calvary Community
Outreach Network

Child Abuse
Prevention Association

Child Advocacy Services:
The Children's Place

Child Protection Center

City of Blue Springs,
Campus Law Enforcement

Comprehensive Mental
Health Services

Connections to Success

Crittenton Children's Center

DeLaSalle Education Center

Eastern Jackson County
Schools Collaborative

Eastern Jackson County
Youth Court

Emanuel Family and Child Development Center

First Call Alcohol/Drug Prevention and Recovery

Guadalupe

Independence Youth Court

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Kansas City Metropolitan
Crime Commission

Kansas City Youth Court

Mattie Rhodes

Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, Missouri

Niles Home for Children

Ozanam

ReDiscover

ReStart, Inc.

Rose Brooks Center

Synergy

United Inner City Services

W.E.B. Dubois Learning Center

Westside Community
Action Network Center

 

1 Goal Consultant
Address: 5108 S. McCoy, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 716-1680
Contact: Eric Wesson

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Summary: FELONx2 will provide identification of former incarcerated individuals returning to the target area by a hotline which has already been established. Intensive Case Management will connect them to services and provide support, staffed by former incarcerated individuals whom they know and trust with understanding that these are persons who have successfully re-entered society.



12th Street Heritage

Address: 2124 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 216-6242
Contact: Dwayne Williams

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Summary: Our organization proposes to reduce violence in one of the most violent geographical areas in Kansas City.  Based on one of the evidence based model outlined by the Center for Disease Control, programs which integrate specific key areas are highly effective in reducing violence.  The key areas: parents and families; social and conflict resolution skill; and mentoring.  Our youth mentoring program will infuse these three key areas.  These program services will be geared towards young people ages 10 – 20, during after school hours.  The purpose of this proposal is to reduce violence in an eroding community which has been infested by negative productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.



Ad-Hoc Group

Address: 3116 Prospect Avenue
Phone: (816) 861-5500
Contact: Alvin Brooks

Amount Funded: $ 25,000

Program Summary:  Ad-Hoc assists families who have been victimized by crime and have African American male’ survivors, ages 9-19. These individuals will receive intensive case management by an Anger Management Intervention Specialist and volunteer mentors. Mental Health assistance is provided to help cope with anger and to prevent further destructive behavior. Ad-Hoc’s goal is to equip clients with tools necessary to cope with anger that contributes to retaliation and 60% will participate in six or more leadership sessions.



ArtsTech

Address: 1522 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 461-0201
Contact: David Sullivan

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Summary: Student Tech Academy (STA) provides seven (7) 20-hour substance abuse prevention training sessions using computer repair and trouble-shooting skill development courses as the vehicle to deliver meaningful and relevant substance abuse preventing strategies. The STA provides at-risk youth who are non-traditional learners, gang members, and juvenile offenders with marketable job skills that serve to deter alcohol and other drug use/abuse.



Black Health Care Coalition

Address: 6675 Holmes, Suite 650
Phone: (816) 444-9600
Contact: Melissa Robinson

Amount Funded: $ 33,000

Program Summary: Destination Medical School for elementary and middle school age youth is an organization that will utilize two of the best practice curriculums:  PATHS for third grade males and Unlocking Your Potential with 6th-9th grade females.  The program will work to build individual protective factors for substance abuse and violence in a school base setting.  Youth will improve in academic attendance and performance as well as reduce the number of behavior referrals at school. Parent’s participation is a key factor.  The two urban core schools targeted for the program is Pathway Academy and Central Middle School.



Boys & Girls Club of Eastern Jackson County

Address: 3601 Rockhill Road, Suite 303, Kansas City, MO 64131
Phone: (816) 361-3600
Contact: Jason Roth

Amount Funded: $102,000

Program Summary: SMART Moves in a nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program that helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity. SMART Moves is based on a resistance training/social skills model. Using small group activities, the trained service providers teach young people to recognize and resist media influences and peer-pressure to engage in risky health behaviors.



Calvary Community Outreach Network

Address: 2940 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 531-4683
Contact: Rev. Eric Williams

Amount Funded: $26,000
 
Program Summary: HYPE is a media leadership group that creates a positive setting for urban youth ages 10-21. The project utilizes student involvement in media and the performing arts as the vehicle to establish ongoing youth development activities. The program will focus on HIV/AIDS testing, condom use, and reducing premarital sex through the production and performance of dramatic presentations aimed at the target group. The stage play will speak in the language of the youth and disseminate factual and culturally sensitive information in a culturally competent format.



Child Abuse Prevention Association

Address: 503 E 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64055
Phone: (816) 252-8388
Contact: Margot Smith

Amount Funded: $24,000

Program Summary: The PACT program children’s group is facilitated by two primary instructors and other volunteer assistants. Group lessons are structured to provide children the opportunity to learn how to understand feelings, control their anger, build better relationships with parents and siblings, problem-solve, and communicate effectively. In addition, children are educated on substance abuse and practice ways to resist becoming involved with drugs and alcohol. During each group session, children develop social skills which increase positive functioning with peers and help them understand the consequences of their choices. The PACT program was developed to strengthen family relationships and parenting skills with the intent to prevent child abuse and neglect. Many of the same risk factors for child abuse and neglect result in an increase in substance use and abuse among children and adolescents; parental substance abuse has been found to be a contributing factor in one to  two-thirds of maltreated children cases in the child welfare system.



Child Advocacy Services /d.b.a. The Children’s Place

Address: 2 E. 59th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 363-1898
Contact: Roxane Hill

Amount Funded: $ 10,000

Program Summary: Funding support for use of the SAMHSA substance abuse prevention program, “Al’s Pals: Kids Making Healthy Children,” in the CASC’s Day Treatment Services. DTS provides therapeutic and early childhood education services to children ages 6 weeks through 6 years who have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, and/or pre-natal exposure to drugs or alcohol. Services are expected to ameliorate the emotional, behavioral and social problems and remediate the developmental delays resulting from the victimization these children have suffered.



Child Protection Center

Address: 3101 Broadway, suite 750, Kansas City, MO 64113
Phone: (816) 778-8000
Contact: Lisa Mizell

Amount Funded: $23,000

Program Summary: The Child Protection Center Program prevents drug abuse and drug related crimes for alleged victims of child abuse who are referred to the Child Protection Center. Forensic Interviewers provide forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews for children suspected of being sexually or physically abused, neglected, or who have witnessed homicide or extreme violence. Through forensic interviews and extended forensic interviews the CPC identifies children who have been abused and are therefore at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse. Family Support Specialists provide support and education to caretakers of these children to help them understand the correlation between child abuse and increased risk for substance abuse and criminal activity.



City of Blue Springs, Campus Law Enforcement
Address: 205 SW 11th Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
Phone: (816) 228-0178
Contact: Sgt. Robert Harman

Amount Funded: $ 21,000

Program Summary: There are 3-5 classroom presentations per grade that provide education to supply youth with information, resources, and appropriate individual characteristics. ClEEO officers also provide mentoring sessions, called “mini case management”, which are short duration, usually one-time, one-on-one intervention and redirection for students who have exhibited non-criminal “at-risk” behaviors. The specific activities that take place at the CYOU are principally intake assessments and counseling with a licensed counselor and “Case Management” counseling sessions with a CLEEO Officer. Services may also include community service activities, drug testing, decision-making classes, and clinical sessions, or referral to another agency for treatment.



Comprehensive Mental Health Services
Address: 17844 E. 23rd Street, Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 254-3652
Contact: Joy Copeland

Amount Funded: $ 38,000

Program Summary: The CMHS Prevention Specialist provides Life Skills Training groups for identified groups of students in each of our partner schools. Using the curriculum as a basis for group discussion centering on how substance abuse affects social relationships, school performance, and family. The LST program is based on research, and teaches students about the causes of substance abuse. It addresses all of the most important risk factors leading adolescents to use drugs by teaching a combination of health information, general life skills, and drug resistance skills.



Connections to Success

Address: 3120 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone:  (816) 561-5115
Contact: Brad Lambert

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Summary: Connections to Success provides a tertiary substance abuse prevention program, Transitions to Success, to Jackson County ex- offenders re-entering their communities based on a nationally recognized evidence-based model. This program incorporates aspects of workforce readiness training, individualized case management and job retention services, job placement and transitional jobs to support offenders in securing and maintaining gainful employment, with referrals being provided by Missouri Probation and Parole.



Crittenton Children’s Center
Address: 10918 Elm Avenue, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 765-6600
Contact: Kathy Harms

Amount Funded: $ 20,000

Program Summary: Prevention and Recovery Program serves 63 “high risk” adolescents placed in residential care due to risk factors of mental illness, impulsivity, antisocial involvement, family conflict, lack of parental attachment and family substance abuse. The program offers an initial assessment and weekly therapy groups to increase residents’ protective factors by increasing understanding of the hazards of drug use, teaching pro-social skills and offering support and recognition for improved school performance.



DeLaSalle Education Center

Address: 3740 Forest, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 561-4445
Contact: Phyllis Bowie

Amount Funded: $ 45,000

Program Summary: Discovery is required for all new students and is designed to help students develop life skills, problem solving skills, substance abuse resistance skills, leadership skills, conflict resolution skills, and to help students modify their behavior and apply the life skills learned to the academic classroom and their everyday lives.



Eastern Jackson County Schools Collaborative

Address: 1501 NW Jefferson, Blue Springs, Missouri 64015
Phone: (816) 224-1383
Contact: David Foster

Amount Funded: $ 46,000

Program Summary: The services of the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator are available to all school-aged children (ages 5-18) within the respective school districts of the EJCSC-GKC, although the focus differs depending upon the type(s) of service(s) to be provided. For instance, discipline referrals for substance use, violence, or related behaviors usually are made by an administrator, either at the building level or from the Central Office from the district where the student attends school. On occasion a student may present in the school environment in a state of crisis, and thus an immediate referral is made to and addressed by the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator. Once referred, the standard practice is for the Prevention Services and Drug Abatement Coordinator to meet with the student together with his or her parent(s) for and evaluation.



Eastern Jackson County Youth Court

Address: 3310 NE Rennau Drive, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064
Phone: (816) 524-4301
Contact: Susan Watkins/Sally Rast

Amount Funded: $ 54,540

Program Summary: The Eastern Jackson County Youth Court (EJCYC) serves as a peer diversion program for juveniles ages 7 to 17 (primary ages are 11 to 17) who commit criminal offenses within the city limits of Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Greenwood, Sugar Creek and the unincorporated areas of Jackson County, Missouri patrolled by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. The EJCYC exists to hold juvenile offenders accountable for delinquent behavior, to provide positive peer-led justice while promoting leadership and positive youth behavior to provide education for drug, alcohol and crime prevention and thus enhance juvenile criminal activity. The EJCYC as a peer court is an effective tool to handle these types of juvenile crimes by following the prevention principle that peer-led interventions for youth with non-problematic youth are more effective than adult-led approaches. “Peer pressure, which can be a risk factor for delinquency, is harnessed in youth courts to exert a powerful, positive influence over adolescent behavior.”



Emanuel Family and Child Development Center

Address: 2416 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: (816) 921-3164
Contact: Deborah Mann

Amount Funded: $ 10,000

Program Summary: Youth are engaged in daily activities and All Stars prevention classes and drug counseling, designed to redirect inappropriate behaviors that may lead to the use of drugs and gang related activities. It will decrease poor school attendance, improve school academics, improve peer and parent relationships, build self-esteem, make positive choices and resist peer pressure.



First Call Alcohol/ Drug Prevention & Recovery
Address: 633 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 361-5900
Contact: Molly O’ Neill

Amount Funded: $ 35,000

Program Summary: Caring for Kids employs a Selective/Targeted Intervention and an Education Prevention Strategy. Specifically, caring for Kids participants attend separate psycho-educational groups with age-appropriate 17.5 hour curriculums: CARE (Children At Risk Encounter) for children 7-12 and CAN (Caring for Adolescent Needs) for youth 13-17. The curriculum includes seven topics that help shed light on the disease of addiction. Participants gain knowledge as they follow the program.



First Call Alcohol/ Drug Prevention & Recovery

Address: 633 E. 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 361-5900
Contact: Molly O’ Neill

Amount Funded: $ 5,000

Program Summary: OBPP (Olweus Bullying Prevention Program) is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in elementary, middle, junior high or high schools. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related antisocial behaviors, such as vandalism and truancy.



Guadalupe

Address: 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez
Phone: (816) 421-1015
Contact: Ricky Olivares

Amount Funded: $54,000

Program Summary:  The Guadalupe Centers Somos El Futuro Lions Quest skills for Adolescents program provides students in the target schools with weekly life skills classes that emphasize  drug and alcohol prevention as well as community problem solving activities. Somos El Futuro utilizes the SAMHSA recognized science based prevention program Skills for Adolescence, for middle school students as the basis of its instruction. The curriculum is an internationally recognized research based program that is age appropriate and addresses the legal, social, personal and health consequences of alcohol and other drugs. The program also utilizes counselors from the Guadalupe Centers Social Service Component and supplemental curriculum materials developed by MOCSA to address the negative effects of violent and disruptive behaviors, including sexual harassment and abuse.



Independence Youth Court

Address: 111 E Maple Avenue, Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7750
Contact: Susan Watkins/Sally Rast

Amount Funded: $ 80,538

Program Summary: Peer court adjudication is conducted monthly by trained youth volunteers, under supervision of adult volunteers, in the municipal courtroom as a diversion alternative to the traditional juvenile court system. The criminal cases are referred to the Independence Youth Court by the Independence Police Department and include both status offenses (such as curfew, truancy and runaway) and delinquent offenses (such as possession of tobacco, drugs or alcohol, disorderly conduct, assault, vandalism, false information, trespassing or shoplifting). 



Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council

Address: 3700 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone: (816) 921-6611
Contact: Yolanda Young

Amount Funded: $ 30,000

Program Summary: The Ivanhoe Positive Alternatives project is a series of structured programs, monthly activities and special events that are designed to promote positive alternatives to delinquency, drugs, violence and other criminal activities for youth and families in the Ivanhoe neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods; thus, encouraging youth to stay in school, pursue higher education or job skills, and lead productive lives when they become adults.



Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission

Address: 3100 Broadway, Suite 226, Kansas City, MO
Phone: (816) 960-6814
Contact: Barry Mayer

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Summary: The Metropolitan Community Service Program partners with Missouri Probation & Parole to provide positive, pro-social work environments for those ordered to perform community service while under supervision by Missouri Probation & Parole. Clients are typically 18-24 year old African-American males assessed by Missouri Probation & Parole to be medium to high risk to violate their probation/parole or commit new crimes. MCSP’s sister program, the Second Chance Program, at the Crime Commission is a resource for clients who need connections with community assistance to help with their successful re-entry. The Oasis Program is included in an assignment to the Adopt Prospect worksite and includes classroom opportunity for clients to work with staff who relate with students in interpersonally sensitive and constructive ways to address criminogenic needs or dynamic risk factors, such as, criminal personality; antisocial attitudes; values and beliefs; low self-control; criminal peers; etc.



Kansas City Youth Court

Address: 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-1663
Contact: Mary Kay O’ Malley

Amount Funded: $ 38,000

Program Summary: A diversion program of the Jackson County Family Court, in collaboration with the Kansas City Police Department, for first-time, non-violent youth offenders who live in Kansas City. Using a strategy of peer adjudication and mentoring, KCYC assists young people, who have committed delinquent acts and are at risk for drug pressure and high tolerance towards drug use, by taking personal responsibility for their actions (sanctions), learning positive strategies for avoiding delinquent conduct in the future, and increasing connectedness with the community through service. 



Mattie Rhodes

Address: 1740 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 581-5685
Contact: Alisha Gambino

Amount Funded: $42,000

Program Summary: This project concentrates on high-crime areas in the Northeast to deliver this evidence-based violence, crime, and drug prevention project. The first component, the EXPLORE after school violence prevention program, takes place at our Northeast Mattie Rhodes location. The second component, the in-school crisis intervention, takes place in partnership with the KCMO School District with Mattie Rhodes Center school social workers at James Elementary, East High School, and Northeast High School. Together, these components represent evidence-based violence prevention programming aimed at the needs of (predominantly Hispanic) youth in the Northeast neighborhood, which is characterized with high violent crime.



Neighborhood Housing Services of KCMO
Address: 5418 Lydia, Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 333-4963
Contact: Vonda Jones

Amount Funded: $ 24,000

Program Summary: The Community Youth Council is a mentoring and re-entry program for youthful offenders housed in the residential facilities of the Jackson County Court. The Council brings youth services professionals together with adult volunteers recruited from the 49/63 and adjacent Blue Hills neighborhoods, to prepare juveniles about to be released from residential programs for a successful transition back into their home neighborhoods.



Niles Home for Children

Address: 1911 E. 23rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 241-3448
Contact: Carolyn Whitney

Amount Funded: $ 25,000

Program Summary:  The Niles Home for Children Choices of Champions prevention program aligns with both the Selective Prevention Measures and Indicated Prevention Measures categories and targets a population of low-income, underserved youth at risk for substance use and abuse such as youth who are failing academically, those who live in high drug use neighborhoods, and or those showing early danger signs. Other program activities include coordinating a teen summit on prevention with speakers and presentations, and active participation in community events, forums and programs, providing small group sessions. Materials distributed include brochures, electronic and social media that strongly supports the Information Dissemination and Education Prevention Strategies.



Ozanam/BIST

Address: 421 E. 137th Street, Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: (816) 508-3652
Contact: Linda Hosman

Amount Funded: $ 19,500

Program Summary: The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is an outreach program of Ozanam with a mission to reduce the risk of and incidence of illegal or age-inappropriate use or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. BIST is a preventive/proactive model that provides a systematic way for teachers to intervene early with students whose behavior(s) are disruptive and/or harmful. Funds are used to train educators to address students who are experiencing academic and behavioral failure and a lack of commitment to school.



ReDiscover

Address: 901 NE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: (816) 246-8000
Contact: Marsha Palmer-Thelwell

Amount Funded: $ 135,000

Program Summary: The project mitigates risks and enhances protective factors among youth at-risk for substance abuse. It links the efforts of police, prevention, and treatment providers through the delivery of substance abuse prevention programming and support for crime reduction safety and treatment. Assessment, therapy, education, and referral are provided in nine middle and high schools across two cities (Lee’s Summit and Grandview).



ReStart, Inc.

Address: 918 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 472-5664
Contact: Evelyn Craig

Amount Funded: $ 38,000

Program Summary:  ReStart’s Substance Abuse Prevention specialist provides intensive, targeted prevention services to youth in ReStart Youth Network programs using a modified version of the Residential Student Assistance Program (RASP), an evidence-based practice designed to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use among high-risk, multi-problem youth and young adults ages 12 to 25.



Rose Brooks Center

Address: P.O. Box 320599, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-5550
Contact: Stephanie Milby

Amount Funded: $ 77,000

Program Summary: Rose Brooks Center’s Project SAFE program is a unique and dynamic school-based prevention program that addresses the multiple domains of community, school, and the individual’s risk factors of: favorable attitudes toward use of substances; lack of attachment and involvement in school; aggressive behavior; isolation, and lack of knowledge about the negative consequences of using illegal substances. The protective factors of Prevention Specialists who are caring adults located in the schools offer students individual counseling, weekly peer support groups, and specialized prevention curriculum.



Synergy

Address: 318 Benton, Kansas City, MO 64124
Phone: (816) 587-4100 ext 109
Contact: Robin Winner

Amount Funded: $ 37,000

Program Summary: Synergy’s Connected program (part of the agency’s overall STOP Violence program) is a comprehensive, semester-long program that is facilitated at the classroom level. It is an age appropriate bullying prevention program that promotes empathy and helps address and eliminate bullying behavior in children. The program focuses on identifying bullies, understanding the types and causes of bullying, and offers children strategies to counteract peer abuse. Get Connect targets students in grades K-8 in Jackson County, Missouri and gives thousands of children the knowledge, tools and confidence needed to prevent and overcome many of the everyday conflicts and challenges they often confront.



United Inner City Services

Address: 2008 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64127
Phone: (816) 994-5424
Contact: Cynthia Bland

Amount Funded: $ 42,000
 
Program Summary: Community Organizer/Outreach will provide community outreach, to notify clients of services and upcoming activities in the community. Partner to provide training and workshops for those dealing with substance abuse issues. Set up partnerships with area health centers such as Samuel Rodgers Health Center, Swope Health Service and Truman Medical Center to serve as a resource for the program. Organize, administer, manage and oversee the implementation and day to day operation of the Housing Authority/COMBAT Drug Prevention and Resource Center. Build strong relationships with residents and community supporters. Monitor promotion and marketing of programs.



W.E.B. Dubois Learning Center
Address: 6409 Agnes Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 523-3339
Contact: William Grace

Amount Funded: $ 45,000

Program Summary: The DLC COMBAT Program goals and objectives are to maximize the use of evidence-based strategies and activities, collaborating with other community organizations where there is a natural fit and maintaining a focus on continuous program improvement, growth and impact. The work plan goal is to implement three evidence-based strategies to increase both youth and family awareness about resiliency to alcohol, tobacco or drug (ATOD) use and include monthly prevention education, information dissemination and short- and long-term alternative activities. Outcomes include increased knowledge of risk and protective factors of each domain, increased knowledge on the impacts of underage ATOD use, increased resistance to ATOD, new and stronger linkages between home, school and the community, development of positive relationships with self, peers and adults, and increased engagement in quality mentoring, educational and community youth services.



Westside Community Action Network Center

Address: 2136 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 842-1298
Contact: Lynda Callon

Amount Funded: $ 40,000

Program Summary: WCAN provides opportunities through a variety of special events where children and youth can be involved in productive pro-social roles, instruction in the necessary skills for success in those roles, and consistent systems of recognition and reinforcement for pro-social development. Community bonding activities include: Spring Fling/Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Splash Picnic, Back to School Pep Rally, Family Campout, Old Fashioned Family Fall Festival, Holiday Party, neighborhood sidewalk sales, and a community garden worked with Alta Vista High School and Primitivo Garcia School. In addition, the police officers make weekly visits to the four neighborhood schools discussing bullying, the consequences of decision-making, and the repercussions of drug usage.

 
           
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