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The White House Drug Policy Office Awards Grant for Arden Arcade Area
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The White House Drug Policy Office Awards Grant for Arden Arcade Area

The White House Drug Policy Office recently awarded a five year grant to a coalition, created by the Sheriff’s Community Impact Program (SCIP), to prevent youth substance use in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento.  The Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Arden Arcade (CSHAA), as one of the national grant recipients, will receive $125,000 yearly in DFC grant funds to involve and engage our community to prevent substance use among youth. 

“We know that evidence-based prevention efforts are the most effective way to reduce youth substance use and to support the roughly 90 percent of American youth who do not use drugs,” said Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “By bringing together schools, businesses, law enforcement, parent groups, and other members of the community, DFC-funded community coalitions are helping to protect youth from the devastating consequences of non-medical prescription drug use, heroin and other substance use.”

Jessica Fielding has 9 years of experience in working in the community through youth development, substance use prevention, and law enforcement. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social work from the California State University of Sacramento. She is trained in a variety of evidence-based programs and has worked extensively with schools, families, law enforcement, educators, and community-based organizations. Jessica has worked with the Sacramento Police Department, Yolo County Public Defender’s office, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Sacramento Affiliate. She is passionate about empowering communities, youth, and families.  

We are delighted to bring Ms Fielding’s dedication and background to SCIP.  “Our goal is to make Arden Arcade a safe and healthy environment for our youth,” said CSHAA Project Director, Jeri Petersen. “Prevention is a powerful tool to counteract drug use in our community, and we will use this funding to help youth in Arden Arcade make healthy choices about substance use.”

 

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