The Jackson County Health Department currently serves as the fiscal agent for the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition.
The Anti Drug Coalition was formed in December 2007 after the passing of a local youth to a drug related incident, which at the time had been preceeded by 12 other drug and alcohol related deaths of youth and young adults ages 15-26 in the three years prior. In September 2009, the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition applied for, and was awarded a Drug Free Communities Grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The grant is a 5 year grant in the amount of $125,000 per year for five years.
Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Ripley City Building at 6pm the first Monday of the month in the Chamber Room for the general public. Youth Meetings are held in both Ripley and Ravenswood. Ripley Youth Task Force meets at 5pm on the first Monday of the month at the Ripley City Building. Ravenswood Youth Task Force meets at 7:30am every other Thursday at Ravenswood Middle School.
Our Mission: JCADC is a county wide effort to reduce experimenting, drug use, and underage drinking among youth in communities throughout Jackson County and the surrounding areas and, over time, to reduce substance abuse among adults.
For more information on the Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition, please call 304-372-2634 or you may send an email to the Coalition Director or Coordinator.
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